Enfleshing freedom: body, race, and being / race and racism; Seeing body; Being Black; Black body theology; Enfleshing freedom; Objectifying the body; The . Get this from a library! Enfleshing freedom: body, race, and being. [M Shawn Copeland]. Get this from a library! Enfleshing freedom: body, race, and being. [M Shawn Copeland] — “In this incisive and important work, distinguished theologian M.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Being human is neither abstract nor hypothetical. It is concrete, visceral, and embodied in the everyday experience and relationships that determine who we are.

In that case, argues distinguished theologian Shawn Copeland, we have much to learn from the embodied experience of black women who, for centuries, have borne in their bodies the identities and pathologies of those in power. With rare insight and conviction, Copeland demonstrates how black women’s experience and oppression cast a completely different light on our theological theorems and pious platitudes and reveal them as a kind of mental colonization that still operates powerfully in our economic and political configurations today.

Further, Copeland argues, race and embodiment and relations of power not only reframe theological anthropology but also our notions of discipleship, church, and Christ as well.

In fact, she argues, our postmodern situation – marked decidedly by the realities of race, conflict, the remains of colonizing myths, and the health of bodies – affords an opportunity to be human and to be the body of Christ with new clarity and effect. Read more Read less. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

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Frequently reccomend this book on embodiment. One person found this helpful. Enfleshing Freedom is not an easy read but it is an important book for those who strive to broaden their understanding of what it means to be a Catholic Christian.

Shawn Copeland enfleshnig not shy away from the truth just because it will challenge many readers to look at Christ and discipleship in a different way. Some may find Copeland’s writing to be too scholarly and unapproachable.

I feedom it to be prophetic and challenging. For the reader who is open to looking at the intersection of race and faith, I highly recommend Enfleshing Freedom. I highly recommend it. I have read it twice now. This is the task I have set for myself. These categories include blackness, being, body, incarnation, beauty; power and oppression; sin and grace; suffering and compassionate solidarity; history, memory, and freedom.

The memories of these dead invokes dangerous memories, which protest our forgetfulness of human others, our forgetfulness of what it means to enflesh freedom in our time and enfleshung. But there is one who does not forgetJesus of Nazareth, who is the Christ envleshing God. He does not forget poor, dark, and despised bodies.

Jesus of Nazareth is the paradigm of enfleshing freedom; he IS freedom enfleshed.

Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being

From that period forward, human being-in-the-world literally has been identical with white male bourgeois European being-in-the-world. Racism spoils the spirit and insults the holy; it is idolatry.

Racism displaces the Transcendent Order and selects and enthrones its own deity. In our presence, the Son of Man gathers up the remnants of our memories, the broken fragments creedom our histories, and judges, blesses, and transforms them. His Eucharistic banquet re-orders us, re-members us, restores us, and makes us one. Hence, it gestures concretely toward a theology freexom re-membering and remembrance. Enfleshibg in mind the differences of opinions, biases and ideological machinations power has made of differences in phenotype in hierarchizing human bodies, Copeland approaches Christian anthropology with a call to solidarity in the single humanum everybody shares as human beings.


This book uncovers previously under-appreciated connections between Catholic sacramental life that occurs within church walls and the ethical life that takes place outside of them. Re-purposing the ancient wisdom of early church parents such as Chrysostom, Copeland shows that taking seriously the truly embodied presence freevom Jesus’s body in the Eucharist entails taking seriously the sacredness of other oppressed bodies-those of lgbt people, black people, and other victims of empire.

This book is both fiercely prophetic and deeply pious.

It could be used for upper level undergraduates or graduate students. See all 10 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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