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Confounding the Mighty

Stories of Church, Social Class and Solidarity

Confounding the Mighty

Stories of Church, Social Class and Solidarity

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334063575
Number of Pages: 176
Published: 28/08/2023
Width: 13.5 cm
Height: 21.6 cm

At the turn of the Millennium, bell hooks wrote "Nowadays it is fashionable to talk about race or gender; the uncool subject is class". Drawing from a variety of sources, experiences, and intersections of identity, this book addresses the relationship between church and class in 21st Century Britain, exploring how to build intersectional solidarity and struggle for justice and the common good. If, as hooks wrote, it is uncool to talk about class, it seems that productive discussions about Church and class might be even less palatable. Writing from their own experiences of class and other intersections of identity, contributors respond to this long silence, offering new and progressive insights on this topic and how it relates to numerous pressing issues for our time and contexts. With an initial focus on how these issues relate to the established Church of England, the book also contains reflections from other traditions to broaden the perspective. Contributions from Ruth Harley, Rajiv Sidhu, Katherine Long, Selina Stone, Sally Mann, Victoria Turner and Eve Parker. Foreword by Anthony Reddie

Luke Larner

Luke Larner is an Anglican priest, theologian and community organiser. He was formerly a bricklayer.

"In this bold, provocative and deeply engaging book, the authors challenge the church to think again about class. More importantly, they call for prophetic action to upset the economic structures that perpetuate the gross inequalities of modern Britain, which are mirrored in the church and its educational institutions. This book is an example of the best kind of Christian Socialism: a theology for the picket line and not the armchair". -- Mark Chapman

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