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Theologies have often pointed to the cross as a place of suffering and sacrifice, while feminist critiques have frequently argued against interpretations of the cross as patriarchal valorizing of suffering. Wonhee Anne Joh points toward a new interpretation of the cross as a place of love, where God and humanity come together in a surprising way. Interpreting the cross as performing a double gesture that has a subversive effect, Joh argues that the cross works simultaneously to pay homage to and to menace complex oppressive powers. Utilizing the Korean concept of jeong, Joh constructs a theology that is feminist, political and love-centered, while acknowledging the cross as source of pain and suffering. Joh's innovative vision is a call for political love that is stronger than powers of oppression.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780664230630
ISBN-10: 0664230636
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Wonhee Anne Joh

Wonhee Anne Joh is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. She is the author of In Proximity to the Other: A Postcolonial Theological Anthropology.