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Unformatted text preview: Two faces of christianity ● slaves saw christianity as liberation ● masters emphasize obedience to god and themselves ● slaves emphasize the exodus, prophets message, and jesus ○ jesus comes to set all people free ○ hush harbors ○ spirituals God as creator means masters don't define ones identity ● negates a passive existence now ● unties the pain of jesus and the pain of the people ○ reunion image ● helped make meaning in the midst of suffering ● implies judgment White privilege ● white privilege is often not explicit or overt ○ assumes whiteness is normative ○ comes with assumptions that everyone lives like white people ○ can only be challenged by bringing the implicit and explicit awarness and then voluntary displaced by white people ○ not meant to be a source of guilt Black liberation theology ● central question: how can we speak to god without sounding white ○ in a racist society god is never colorblind God is back ● god has no racial characteristics­ looking at place and time jesus may have been middle eastern ● the white god was created by racism ● to say god is black says he takes the side of the oppressed ○ black people must love themselves despite the picture of white god ○ white people need to be liberating like black people Womanist Christian theology ● black women face double marginalization: race and gender ● focus on biblical motif of survival through god and god as a sustainer ○ making a way where there is no way ○ hagar ○ surrogacy ■ theology of the cross needs to be reimagined ○ servant/master language vs discipleship ...
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  • Fall '14
  • McLeary
  • White people, Black Liberation Theology, racist society god, Womanist Christian theology

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