Race and Secularism in America by Jonathon KahnRace and Secularism in America by Jonathon Kahn

Race and Secularism in America

EditorJonathon Kahn, Vincent W. Lloyd

Paperback | March 1, 2016

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This anthology draws bold comparisons between secularist strategies to contain, privatize, and discipline religion and the treatment of racialized subjects by the American state. Specializing in history, literature, anthropology, theology, religious studies, and political theory, contributors expose secularism's prohibitive practices in all facets of American society and suggest opportunities for change.

Jonathon S. Kahn is associate professor of religion at Vassar College. He is the author of Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B. Du Bois. Vincent W. Lloyd is assistant professor of religion at Syracuse University. His books include The Problem with Grace: Reconfiguring Political Theology and the edited volume Race a...
Title:Race and Secularism in AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pagesPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231174918

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Managing Race, Managing Religion, by Vincent W. LloydPart I: Orientations1. White Supremacy and Black Insurgency as Political Theology, by George Shulman2. Secular Compared to What? Toward a History of the Trope of Black Sacred/Secular Fluidity, by Josef SorettPart II: Readings3. Slaves, Slavery, and the Secular Age: Or, Tales of Haunted Scholars, Liberating Prisons, Exorcised Divinities, and Immanent Devils, by Edward J. Blum4. "Welcome Back to the Living": Resurrections of Martin Luther King Jr. in a Secular Age, by Erica R. Edwards5. Overlooking Race and Secularism in Muslim Philadelphia, by Joel Blecher and Joshua DublerPart III: Inflections6. Two Ways of Looking at an Invisible Man: Race, the Secular, and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Theology, by M. Cooper Harriss7. Secular Coloniality: The Afterlife of Religious and Racial Tropes, by William D. Hart8. Binding Landscapes: Secularism, Race, and the Spatial Modern, by Willie James JenningsConclusion: James Baldwin and a Theology of Justice in a Secular Age, by Jonathon KahnAfterword: Critical Intersections: Race, Secularism, Gender, by Tracy FessendenList of ContributorsIndex

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This review cannot do justice to the brilliance, beauty, and timeliness of these essays... The joy of reading these essays lies in the nuances and subtleties of the arguments.