Heart of the Cross: A Postcolonial Christology

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2006 - Religion - 164 pages
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Theologies have often pointed to the cross as a place of suffering and sacrifice, while feminist critiques have frequently argued against interpretations of the cross as patriarchal valorizing of suffering. Wonhee Anne Joh points toward a new interpretation of the cross as a place of love, where God and humanity come together in a surprising way. Interpreting the cross as performing a double gesture that has a subversive effect, Joh argues that the cross works simultaneously to pay homage to and to menace complex oppressive powers. Utilizing the Korean concept ofjeong, Joh constructs a theology that is feminist, political and love-centered, while acknowledging the cross as source of pain and suffering. Joh's innovative vision is a call for political love that is stronger than powers of oppression.

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She does some really interesting things with diaspora, alien status, and identity politics. Read full review

Contents

IDENTITY OUT OF PLACE
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HAN AND JEONG
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THE WAY OF JEONG
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Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Wonhee Anne Johis Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. She is the author ofIn Proximity to the Other: A Postcolonial Theological Anthropology.

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