Decolonizing Preaching The Pulpit as Postcolonial Space
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Sarah Travis offers two great gifts to preachers. First, she makes us aware of an insidious colonial entanglement within much of our preaching. Second, she provides us with the theological resources to free our preaching from this colonial quagmire and preach with a genuinely postcolonial imagination. Her tone throughout is both hopeful and helpful. The result is a wonderful new resource for all preachers."
--John S. McClure, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN
"Anyone interested in how pervasive the vestiges of empire can be and how preaching might shed its sometimes hidden colonialist heritage will benefit richly from reading Sarah Travis. Through becoming aware of its colonizing discourse, the church can model more closely the kind of relations with the world God desires."
--Paul Scott Wilson, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
"In Decolonizing Preaching, Sarah Travis names out loud the world as it is, and what it is becoming: a postcolonial reality marked by oppression and dazzling difference--held in God's Trinitarian embrace. . . . Travis offers a stunning, imaginative vision of how postcolonial preaching can be otherwise."
--David Schnasa Jacobsen, Boston University School of Theology, Boston, MA
"Thoughtful and timely, this pioneering text applies postcolonial theories to the field of homiletics and provides valuable tools for decolonizing preaching to transform the church and society. I highly recommend it."
--Kwok Pui-lan, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA