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The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race / Willie James Jennings.

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KY Campus BT734.2 .J46 2010 1161018080 Stacks Available -
KY Campus BT734.2 .J46 2010 1161025943 Stacks Available -

Record details

  • OCLC: ocn444874522
  • ISBN: 9780300171365 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0300152116 (hc ; alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780300152111 (hc ; alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0300171366 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: x, 366 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Yale University Press, ©2010.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Displacement: Zurara's tears -- Acosta's laugh -- Translation: Colenso's heart -- Equiano's words -- Intimacy: White space and literacy -- Those near belonging.
Summary: Weaving together the stories of Zurara, the royal chronicler of Prince Henry, the Jesuit theologian Jose de Acosta, the famed Anglican Bishop John William Colenso, and the former slave writer Olaudah Equiano, Jennings narrates a tale of loss, forgetfulness, and missed opportunities for the transformation of Christian communities. Touching on issues of slavery, geography, Native American history, Jewish-Christian relations, literacy, and translation, he brilliantly exposes how the loss of land and the supersessionist ideas behind the Christian missionary movement are both deeply implicated in the invention of race.
Subject: Acosta, José de, 1540-1600.
Zurara, Gomes Eanes de, approximately 1410-1473 or 1474.
Henry, Infante of Portugal, 1394-1460.
Colenso, John William, 1814-1883.
Socialization.
Race > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Race relations > Religious aspects > Christianity.

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