Planetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology by Stephen D. MoorePlanetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology by Stephen D. Moore

Planetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology

EditorStephen D. Moore, Mayra Rivera

Paperback | December 22, 2010

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Postcolonial theology has recently emerged as a site of intense intellectual and political energy and has taken its place in the interdisciplinary field of postcolonial studies. This volume is animated by the conviction that postcolonial theology is now ready for a second, deeper phase of engagement with postcolonial theory, one that moves beyond the general to the specific. No critic has been more emblematic of the challenging and contested field of postcolonial theory than Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. In this volume, the product of a theological colloquium in which Spivak herself participated, theologians and biblical scholars engage with her thought in order to catalyze a diverse range of original theological and exegetical projects.

The volume opens with a "topography" of postcolonial theology and also includes other valuable introductory essays. At the center of the collection are transcriptions of two extended public dialogues with Spivak on theology and religion in general. A further dozen essays appropriate Spivak's work for theological and ethical reflection.

The volume is also significant for the larger field of postcolonial studies in that it is the first to focus centrally on Spivak's immensely suggestive and vital concept of "planetarity."

Stephen D. Moore is Professor of New Testament at Drew Theological School. Mayra Rivera is Assistant Professor of Theology and Latina/o Studies at Harvard Divinity School.
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Title:Planetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and TheologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.01 inPublished:December 22, 2010Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:082323326X

ISBN - 13:9780823233267

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In the theological marketplace,theologies come and go. While postcolonial theologies are not immune to the market, they may prove to have the power to cut through some of its pretenses. This is so because they are 'angled towards the other' (Spivak) and a majority of the world's population, who can no longer be repressed.