A23-238: Books under Discussion
The disciplinary histories of religious and theological studies have been shaped by patriarchy, White supremacy, and colonialism in ways that are being challenged in new introductions to both fields: Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Susan Shaw’s Intersectional Theology: An Introductory Guide and Sarah Bloesch and Meredith Minister’s Cultural Approaches to Studying Religion: An Introduction to Theories and Methods.
Both texts seek to redefine their respective fields by reimagining foundational patterns of teaching and interventions in theology and religion courses. This roundtable explores these interventions creating a path toward better introductions to both fields, cooperation between the disciplines, and reducing the need to draw sharp lines to protect hegemonic ways of knowing.
Alejandro Escalante, University of North Carolina
Sheryl Johnson, Graduate Theological Union
geoff seymour, University of Ottawa
Sarah Bloesch, Elon University
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Earlham School of Religion
Meredith Minister, Shenandoah University
Susan M. Shaw, Oregon State University