My Sister, My Brother

Womanist and Xodus God-Talk

By Karen Baker-Fletcher, Garth Baker-Fletcter

My Sister, My Brother

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  • ISBN: 9781579109998
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication Date: 6/19/2002
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40
Web Price: $26.40

My Sister, My Brother

Womanist and Xodus God-Talk

By Karen Baker-Fletcher, Garth Baker-Fletcter

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781579109998
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication Date: 6/19/2002
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40

About-

This fresh new approach to African-American theology brings two creative theologians into a lively dialogue between womanist and "Xodus" thought. Karen Baker-Fletcher writes from the perspective of womanism, reflecting the interlocking issues of sex, class, and race, that characterize the experience of African-American women. Garth KASIMU Baker-Fletcher writes from the perspective of what he has termed Xodus theology. With a name that resonates with reference both to the Exodus story, the Cross, and the self-naming identity of Malcolm X, Xodus reflects the perspective of a new generation of Black theology by males who have responded, among other things, to the challenges of womanist theology.

In successive chapters based on core themes of theology, each author lays out his or her position. They then engage in mutual critique and dialogue. Both authors draw widely on the Bible and traditional theology, as well as incorporating elements from both African and African-American religious and cultural expression - from the novels of Toni Morrison and Alice Walker to rap and hip-hop. 'My Sister, My Brother' weaves a bright theological tapestry that integrates female and male experience, traditional and contemporary perspectives, in an African-American theology that promotes survival, resistance, healing, liberation, and transcendence.

CONTENTS: Part I God: God as Spirit and Strength of Life; Xodus Intuitions of the Divine. Part II Christ: Immanuel, Jesus as Dust and Spirit; Jesus, the Scandal of a God with a Body. Part III Humanity: Xodus Anthropology; Womanhood, A Way of Being Human. Part IV Generations: Unto All Generations; Unto the Fathers' Fathers. Part V Church: Spirit-Church; "Having Church." Part VI: Last Things: Future Now! Xodus Eschatology; Dust to Dust, Spirit to Spirit. A Womanist Eschatology.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Presents a model for 'tribal talk' that is focused on a contemporary interpretation of blackness without loosing sight of the multi-contextual and multi-ethnic space for doing womanist and black theology today. It also revises some of the ways in which we may think about traditional Christian doctrines."

Will Coleman, Columbia Theological Seminary

Contributors-

Karen Baker-Fletcher
Garth Baker-Fletcter

Bio(s)-

Karen Baker-Fletcher teaches at Claremont School of Theology. She is the author of 'A Singing Something: Anna J. Cooper & The Foundations of Womanist Theology'.
Garth KASIMU Baker-Fletcher teaches at Claremont School of Theology. He is the author of 'Xodus: An African-American Male Journey 'and editor of the forthcoming 'Black Religion after the Million Man March'.

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