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Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church

Mary McClintock Fulkerson


The primary aim of this book is to explore the contradiction between the widely shared beliefs in the USA about racial inclusiveness and equal opportunity for all, and the fact that most churches are racially homogeneous and do not include people with disabilities. To address the problem, the book explores the practices of an interracial church (United Methodist) that includes people with disabilities. The analysis focuses on those activities that create opportunities for people to experience those who are ‘different’ as equal in ways that diminish both obliviousness to the other and fear of t ... More

Keywords: racial inclusiveness, equal opportunity, racially homogeneous, disability, United Methodist, Christians, ethnographic research, postmodern place theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199296477
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296477.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary McClintock Fulkerson, author
Associate Professor of Theology, Duke Divinity School

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