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Enfleshing freedom : body, race, and being

M. Shawn Copeland (Author)
"In this incisive and important work, distinguished theologian M. Shawn Copeland demonstrates with rare insight and conviction how black women's historical experience and oppression cast a completely different light on our theological ideas about being human. Copeland argues that race and embodiment and relations of power not only reframe theological anthropology but also our notions of discipleship, church, and Christ. In fact, she shows that our postmodern situation -- marked decidedly by the realities of race, the abuse of bodies, social conflict, and the residue of colonizing myths -- affords an opportunity to be human (and to be the body Christ) with new clarity and effect"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2010
Fortress Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2010