Floating Above


From the conclusion to Willie Jennings’ The Christian Imagination: Theology and The Origins of Race: “I want my readers to capture the sight of a loss, almost imperceptible, yet articulated powerfully in the remaining slender testimonies of Native American peoples and other aboriginal peoples…This loss is nothing less than the loss of a sense of our own creatureliness. I want Christians to recognize the grotesque nature of a social performance of Christianity that imagines Christian identity floating above land, landscape, animals, place and space, leaving such realities to the machinations of capitalist calculations and commodity chains of private property. Such Christian identity can only inevitably lodge itself in the materiality of racial existence.”



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