RELG-391 Suffering, Death, and Endurance
African American Studies | American Politics | American Studies | Christianity | Civic and Community Engagement | Gender and Sexuality | Inequality and Stratification | Latina/o Studies | Politics and Social Change | Practical Theology | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
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This essay examines the theodicies of Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Kelly Brown Douglas, and Dorothee Soelle to strategize ways for Christians to combat rising threats to marginalized communities. Synthesizing the arguments of these three feminist Christians, I argue that only a theodicy of protest succeeds in accounting for structural injustice caused by kyriarchal relationships. As Christians come to terms with America’s current political situation, I call for a reimagining of Anselm’s salvation narrative. My protest theodicy theorizes a new Christian narrative that strives to alleviate this-worldly suffering in order to produce salvation through radical community, by “signifyin’” to disrupt power, and using protest as a form of shared power.
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Griggs, Hannah K.. "Salvation Through Community and Protest" (2017). Audre Lorde Writing Prize.
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