Communities of Resistance and Solidarity
112 Pages
English

Communities of Resistance and Solidarity

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"How many times have we asked what would be an appropriate North American equivalent to the base communities and the liberation theology of Latin America? Now in Sharon Welch's fluent but solid book we have an answer. Drawing on a wide variety of philosophical and theological sources and viewing the whole from a critical feminist perspective, Welch suggests how subjugated forms of knowledge can be recuperated as human communities learn to support each other in resisting our socio-cultural death wish. A passionate and poetic book, which strikes a new chord in theology both in style and in substance."
--Harvey Cox, author of Religion in the Secular City
"In this book Sharon Welch contributes to a vital conversation, namely, in what sense feminist liberation theologians (for that matter, all honest theologians) must acknowledge both the relativist insights of their truth-claims and the ethically normative value of their work. This is a critical dialectic and Welch's theology helps sharpen it."
--Carter Heyward, Professor of Theology, Episcopal Divinity School
"Sharon Welch offers here not simply a feminist theology of liberation but a new way of doing theology as such. She brings together the resources of Christian faith, the creativity and passions of personal experience, and finely honed instruments of analysis found in Michel Foucault and Ernst Bloch. The results are exciting: 'dangerous memory,' 'genealogies of resistance,' 'poetics of revolution.' It would be difficult to read this work and continue to think in the usual ways about men and women, faith, power, theology, in fact, about anything."
--Edward Farley, Vanderbilt Divinity School
"Sharon Welch is the quintessential scholar/activist, one who has never let her devotion to the academy and signal accomplishments there preclude a profound commitment to changing the 'real world' in which we live."
--William F. Schulz, former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA and President of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
"I think of Welch as the best kind of activist/academic, and consider her a role model. Her recent focus on alternatives to the binary ways of thinking about morality and war/peace initiatives, and her honest explorations of the amoral character of religion are truly exciting. That she refuses to romanticize religious traditions--even as she attends with utter seriousness to the possibilities for liberative and humane possibilities for global life--gives Welch a kind of realistic wisdom unusual for an academic."
--Dr. Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Associate Professor of Theology, Duke Divinity School

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Published 05 January 2017
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EAN13 9781725256293
Language English
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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 Communities of Resistance and Solidarity A Feminist Theology of Liberation By Welch, Sharon D. Copyright©1985 Orbis Books ISBN 13: 978-1-5326-1696-9 Publication date 1/5/2017 Previously published by Orbis Books, 1985