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Race: A Theological Account

J. Kameron Carter


Arguing that at the root of modern racial thinking is the effort to constitute Western identity as overcoming its internal, Oriental Other, the Jews, in Race: A Theological Account this book engages this problem for what it is: a theological problem. This book contends that the modern race question and the modern Jewish question are linked through the theological problem of the constitution of modernity's racial imagination, a constitution grounded in Christian supersessionism, or the effort to oust all things Jewish from the Western imaginary. Filling out this imagination is whiteness, nonwhi ... More

Keywords: race, Christian theology, identity, supersessionism, Jewish, whiteness, blackness, racial imagination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195152791
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Kameron Carter, author
Duke University
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