A Body Broken, A Body Betrayed
Race, Memory, and Eucharist in White-Dominant Churches
Imprint: Cascade Books
"The problem this volume addresses--the quiet, subtle way race deforms predominantly white, Presbyterian congregations--couldn't be more timely. Its authors bring to this fraught subject a well-honed commitment to racial justice and a wealth of experience in Presbyterian congregational life. . . . Clergy, scholars, and laity have much to gain from this insightful and accessible blend of trenchant academic analysis, theological wisdom, and genuine compassion."
--Ellen T. Armour, Carpenter Associate Professor of Feminist Theology, Vanderbilt Divinity School
"[This book] guides us through the painful process of acknowledging the existence of racism in the church. It calls us to the difficult spiritual practice of self-reflection, self-examination, and truth-telling. . . . This book is an invitation to approach the Lord's Table in authenticity to receive the nourishment that can foster reconciliation on a personal and communal level."
--Wanda M. Lundy, Director of Doctor of Ministry program, New York Theological Seminary
"A bold invitation to explore the healing opportunities that Jesus offers us through a life together at the table, where denial, fear, betrayal, and abuse can be explored and cured, creating the possibility that we might move beyond the dismemberment of the body of Christ."
--Magdalena I. Garcia, teaching elder in the Presbytery of Chicago, hospice chaplain
"A prayer request is being answered with this book by two of this country's premier feminist theologians. . . . Before we can understand the Eucharist as an answer to the racial condition we first must grasp how it questions white privilege, and Fulkerson and Shoop help us do this."
--Willie James Jennings, Yale Divinity School