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[Writing about Christianity at this particular juncture of history demands a certain focus. In a US landscape soaked in half a millennium of colonial bloodletting, whose conquering culture has yet merely to acknowledge, much less redress, that unrelenting violence, confession stands paramount....
[In seeking to open up the question of vernacular christologies, much of what is at stake is an issue of “reading.” The next chapter camps out on a moment when Jesus is represented by the gospel writer Luke as having pointedly thrown down the challenge, “how do you read?” as an interpretive...
[Thus to sum up so far, what we see in Jesus’ own messianism are invocations of precursor figures in whose example he anchors his movement. In a moment of bombastic confrontation, Jesus ventriloquizes speechless Abel as the disappeared pastoralist whose bloodcry initiates the primal outbreak of...
[Thus far, this writing has attempted to take issue with an individualized notion of Jesus as the Christ by focusing on messianic social movements and popular artistry that resist domination systems and structures in part by opening up dangerous memories of other ways of living. I have argued...
[Thus far we have been tracing a rereading of messianism in terms of our current planetary eco-crisis, moving away from a focus on Jesus as “the Christ,” toward a retrieval of the messianic as a Little Tradition memory of local practices auguring our deep past of foraging, hoe agriculture, and...
[Tn a recent piece in The Huffington Post, Detroit writer Nancy Kotting jousts against the chorus of jibes waxing awful over conditions in Detroit. From the ruins—she teases out an apocalyptic image: Detroit rebirthing in the midst of its own detritus, Sphinx-like in its hard, broken witness,...
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