Caribbean Contextual Theology
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Caribbean Contextual Theology, in all its variety, continues to challenge the wider Christian theological tradition in fundamental questions about God; Faith and Culture; Human and Cosmological Destiny; Society and Politics; Christian Practice; and Concepts of Church. This book offers students an introduction to the unique and important contribution that the Caribbean theological lens can bring to the broader theological landscape.
1 Introduction - Between Oh Lord and Thank God! 2 Situating God in the African Caribbean 3 From ‘Troubling the Waters’ to ‘Overcoming Self-Negation' 4 Columbus’ Ghost- Missionary Christianity and its Aftermath 5 Revitalization or Rejection - The Persistence of African Traditional Religions and Culture 6 Chanting Down Babylon - An Anti-imperial Hermeneutic 7 Nannnyish Sass - Gender, Sexuality and the Body 8 Roll Jordan Roll - Salvation to Land, Sea, and People 9 Conclusion - Contours a Caribbean Contextual Theology
"Caribbean Theology has long been the radical, decolonial, resistance hermeneutic that has defined the intent of a people to be free of the machinations of colonialism. This important new book by Carlton Turner represents the latest iteration of Caribbean Theology. It offers a bold and imaginative restatement for the necessity for a liberationist theological project committed to the freeing of poor and marginalised peoples." -- Prof Anthony Reddie
"Engaging in theological reflection on the experiences of Caribbean people is a special responsibility of Caribbean theologians. I congratulate Dr.Turner for engaging in this task and producing a book that will certainly make a significant contribution to the Caribbean theological project. His theological insights into Caribbean expressions of faith and hope has enabled him to produce a work that will be a valuable resource for persons engaging in theological reflection in a Caribbean context. I highly commend this work to persons in the Caribbean and beyond who have an interest in understanding the connection between faith and experience that has shaped the people of the Caribbean." -- The Most Rev'd Dr John Holder
“…provides for the reader a comprehensive panoply of themes, issues, challenges, and imaginative ideas that clearly emerge from any serious study and reflection on contextuality in the Caribbean. His summary review of the Caribbean’s geo-political history and identity is reinforced by extensive reflections on earlier reviews and socio-theological assertions of an older generation of Caribbean theologians… I genuinely recommend this volume” -- Kortright Davis
"This introductory textbook for Caribbean theology, written from the perspective of an Anglican, African-descended, Anglophone, Diaspora ordained minister-academic, is an exciting, critical read. It is written in a friendly style shaped by preaching, poetry and a bit of the prophetic. Not to be missed is the challenging of traditional theologies that eschew the contextual, leading to life and death experiences for the complex circumstances of Caribbean civilization. Pay keen attention to Turner’s overview of Nannyish Sass as he traces the outlines of Caribbean womanist reflections on gender, sexuality, and the body. Lament with him as “Jordan Rolls” around Caribbean hymnodic traditions and musicality, which frame and (re)claim salvation for Land, Sea and People. Busy academics, undergraduate students, curious enquirers and the like will find this a valuable read." -- Anna Kasafi Perkins,