Theologies on the Move

Theologies on the Move : Religion, Migration, and Pilgrimage in the World of Neoliberal Capital

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Theologies on the Move: Religion, Migration, and Pilgrimage in the World of Neoliberal Capital speaks to the reality that many religions have developed in motion, with people exploring new boundaries, migrating, and being displaced. Consequently, major religious traditions form as they come into contact with other religions and cultures, typically in situations of struggle and pressure. Due to neoliberal capitalism, more people are on the move today than ever before. Most are driven by necessity (migration due to violence, poverty, and perceived poverty); others, by religious quests that are often fueled by experiences of tension (pilgrimage). The chapters in this volume explore the complexity of these situations, examining in detail how theology and religion shape up in various contexts "on the move" and investigating specific problems and tensions in order to suggest solutions, alternatives, and new possibilities.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 206 pages
  • 160 x 228 x 22mm | 481g
  • Lexington Books/Fortress Academic
  • Lanham, United States
  • English
  • 1978707088
  • 9781978707085
  • 1,708,868

Table of contents

1. Reclaiming Theology and Religious Traditions in the Tensions of Neoliberal Globalization: The Challenges of Pilgrimage and Migration Joerg Rieger

Part I: On the Move under the Conditions of Global Capital

2. "Buy Our Bodies and Our Land That We May Live": The Story of the Faceless Migrant Laborers

M.P. Joseph

3.Commoning: Towards an Alternative Pilgrimage of the Economy of Life George Zachariah

4. Pilgrimage of Life: Lessons from the Experience of Forced Migrants and Victims of Human Trafficking Deenabandhu Manchala

5. Faith, Action and Subjectivity: The Social Engagement of Christian Women in South Korea Alice Heo

Part II: On the Move between Identities, Cultures, and Religions

6.Holocaust Theology, the Interfaith Ecumenical Deal, and the Unintended Consequences of Jewish-Christian Pilgrimage: Notes from a Jewish Theology of Liberation Marc Ellis

7. La Morenita: The Ambiguous Identity of Our Lady of Guadalupe Wanda Deifelt

8. The Tortilla Wall and Migration Semantics Eliseo Perez Alvarez

9.Power of the Power-less? Theological Reflections on Pilgrimage in the Experience of Roman Catholic Latino/a Migrants in the United States Gemma Cruz

10.Towards a Theology of Migration Luis N. Rivera-Pagan
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Review quote

Timely and necessary, this book places the experiences of migrants, pilgrims, refugees, and victims of sex-trafficking at the center of theological inquiry. Destabilizing static notions of God, nation, and people, it challenges us to move outside our comfort zone to join a pilgrimage for life in the midst of grinding oppression of capitalism and empire. A must-read for anyone interested in religion and migration.--Kwok Pui-lan, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
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About Gemma Tulud Cruz

Joerg Rieger is distinguished professor of theology, the Cal Turner Chancellor's Chair of Wesleyan Studies, and the founding director of the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice at Vanderbilt University.
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