“Within the gulf enacted between Christianity and the Jews, the racial, which proves to be racist, imagination was forged.”[7]. Race : a theological account / J. Kameron Carter. I can't view race in any other way, having worked through his text. It gave birth to notions of whiteness and blackness. J. Kameron Carter, . The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging (Theological Education between the Times), Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible), Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope, Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being (Intersections in African American Theology) (Innovations, African American Religious Thought). Copying and republishing this article on other Web sites, or in any other place, without written permission is prohibited. RACE: A THEOLOGICAL ACCOUNT AN INTERVIEW WITH J. KAMERON CARTER Adam McInturf* J. Kameron Carter is Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School. 489 pp. Description. Get this from a library! Carter’s primary claim is that “modernity’s racial imagination has its genesis in the theological problem of Christianity’s quest to sever itself from its Jewish roots.”[3]. The great drama of religion: modernity, the Jews, and the theopolitics of race -- Part II. Second, the title of Carter’s study—Race: A Theological Account—suggests a comprehensive analysis of “race” theory. “In what ways is modern racial discourse theological in character?” What are the theological roots of the idea of race? search results for this author. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. CONTENTS PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS INTRODUCTION: PRELUDE ON CHRISTOLOGY AND RACE: IRENAEUS AS ANTI-GNOSTIC INTELLECTUAL PART I: DRAMATIZING RACE: OR, A THEOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF MODERNITY 1. Race: A Theological Account by J. Kameron Carter My rating: 3 of 5 stars If you follow my blog, I was very captivated with this book when I began it. J. Kameron Carter (Author) 4.2 out of 5 stars 12 ratings. Panelists included Elizabeth Clark (Religious Studies, Duke University), Mary McClintock Fulkerson (Theology, Duke Divinity School), Ken Surin (Literature, Duke University), and Maurice It’s a theological move that helps to deal with the modern problem of race. -- This groundbreaking monograph promises to open a new chapter in black theology. Report wrong cover image. J. Kameron Carter. A few theologians and authors are seeking to fill this void. [Read or Download] Race: A Theological Account Full Books [ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle] Kameron Carter meditates on the multiple legacies implicated in the production of a racialized world and that still mark how we function in it and think about ourselves. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Race A Theological Account J Kameron Carter related files: 43045a998076e76cc49482e939da6f1f Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org) 1 / 1 To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. These are the legacies of colonialism and empire, political theories of the state, anthropological theories of the human, and philosophy itself, from the eighteenth-century … Race A Theological Account by J. Kameron Carter and Publisher Oxford University Press. We mustn't treat voices on the margins as exotic or invisible or isms. Christian theology has been largely silent about race. To achieve this end, Carter engages the writings of Irenaeus of Lyons, Immanuel Kant, Michel Foucault, Cornel West, Gregory of Nyssa, Frederick Douglass, Jarena Lee, Albert Raboteau, Charles Long, James Cone, and Maximus the Confessor. Ambitious and powerful, wonderful book from a brilliant young thinker. Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-467) and index. Historicizing race: Albert J. Raboteau, religious history, and the ambiguities of blackness -- 4. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Specially as a white male. In Race: A Theological Account, J. Kameron Carter meditates on the multiple legacies implicated in the production of a racialized world and that still mark how we function in it and think about ourselves. Main Idea - 0:39 Research - 2:49 Readability - 4:40 What I Learned - 5:49 “The language and practices, therefore, of dark people who have lived into a Christian imagination can no longer be deemed theologically irrelevant nor made invisible, which is what white intellectuals in the theological academy have tended to do.”[17], Nor should we compartmentalize these voices as “exotic” or “interesting asides” or “isms” or novel, marginal, racial “significations.”, Theses voices must be seen for what they really are. Main Idea - 0:39 Research - 2:49 Readability - 4:40 What I Learned - 5:49 In other words, racial imagination is rooted in theology. Step One: Racializing Jews and Western Christians: “First, Jews were cast as a race group in contrast to Western Christians… who were also subtly and simultaneously cast as a race group… In this way, Western culture began to articulate itself as Christian culture (and vice versa)… through the medium of racial imagination.”[5]. And it’s one that’s being examined by such disciplines as biology, genetics, philosophy, history, political science, economics, feminism, cultural and postcolonial studies, and more. These are the legacies of colonialism and empire, political theories of the state, anthropological Page 4/30. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. wonderful book from a brilliant young thinker, Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2016. By J. Kameron Carter. It is heavy lifting, but worth the effort. In Race: A Theological Account, J. Race: A Theological Account is an initial installment in filling this significant lacuna in modern knowledge about how the discourse of theology aided and abetted the processes by which “man” came to be viewed as a modern, racial being. Modern racial identities emerged as a direct result of Christianity being severed from its Jewish rootedness in biblical Israel. Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2016, Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2015. Buy Race: A Theological Account by Carter, J. Kameron (ISBN: 8580000036473) from Amazon's Book Store. Carter shows how “the discourse of theology aided and abetted the processes by which “man” came to be viewed as a modern, racial being. In Race: A Theological Account, J. Kameron Carter meditates on the multiple legacies implicated in the production of a racialized world and that still mark how we function in it and think about ourselves. Race: A Theological Account Hardcover – Sept. 15 2008 by J. Kameron Carter (Author) 4.2 out of 5 stars 12 ratings. $35.00 (cloth). In Race: A Theological Account, J. Kameron Carter meditates on the multiple legacies implicated in the production of a racialized world and that still mark how we … Question Two: How Did Theology Become a Racialized Discourse? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. See my engagement with Willie James Jennings’ The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, here. In Race: A Theological Account, J. Kameron Carter meditates on the multiple legacies implicated in the production of a racialized world and that still mark how we function in it and think about ourselves. J. Kameron Carter’s Race: A Theological Account is a masterpiece. We must truly hear them. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. They help us address our current problem with “race.” But, more than that, they are “ways of narrating being beyond race, despite the surrounding world’s persistence in holding them and itself hostage [to notions of racialized identity and white, Western supremacy].”[18]. Race: A Theological Account reviewed by Peter J. Paris March 9, 2009 J. Kameron Carter’s book on race was published in the auspicious year of 2008, when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. The result is that Christianity became white. In Race: A Theological Account, J. Kameron Carter meditates on the multiple legacies implicated in the production of a racialized world and that still mark how we function in it and think about ourselves. They mapped out a different path for Christian theology and identity and imagination and discourse. The chapters on St. Gregory of Nissa and Maximus the Confessor alone are worth the price of the book! Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Strangely, Christian theologians have been largely silent about race. Christianity was severed from its Jewish roots, lopped off from the people of Israel to facilitate Western conquest. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. SearchWorks catalog Select search scope, currently: catalog all catalog, articles, website, & more in one search; Carter's analysis is incredibly deep and far-reaching. 2. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. [1] J. Kameron Carter, Race: A Theological Account. Salt, Light & a City (Vol.2, Majority World Voices), Salt, Light & a City (Vol.1, Western Voices). In Race: A Theological Account, J. Kameron Carter meditates on the multiple legacies implicated in the production of a racialized world and that still mark how we function in it and think about ourselves. Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2015. This book has been really eye opening for me. Race is a modern construct and problem. Jesus as the Christ was abstracted from the Jewish Jesus in a Jewish body inhabiting the story of biblical Israel. Globalchurch Project – www.theglobalchurchproject.com displaced from Jewish roots, lopped off from Jewish... 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