6. Greeting: Beyond Racial Reconciliation

  1. Stanley Hauerwas2 and
  2. Samuel Wells2,3
  1. Emmanuel Katongole1,2

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396683.ch6

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics, Second Edition

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics, Second Edition

How to Cite

Katongole, E. (2011) Greeting: Beyond Racial Reconciliation, in The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics, Second Edition (eds S. Hauerwas and S. Wells), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396683.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Duke Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

  2. 3

    Duke Chapel, Duke University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of the Martyrs, Uganda

  2. 2

    Duke Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331349

Online ISBN: 9781444396683

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Keywords:

  • greeting - beyond racial reconciliation;
  • Christians, and worship not an occasional act, but a way of life - far more interesting and truthful, than recommendations for racial reconciliation;
  • consolation of philosophy - learning a great deal from philosophical discourse on race;
  • Hannah Arendt's attempt to connect race and imperialism - her observation grounded in economic interests;
  • theology and racial reconciliation, challenge of providing - concrete alternatives to racism and race categories, theological discussions shying away;
  • theological discussions of race - dominated by recommendations for “racial reconciliation”;
  • Paul's theology of reconciliation, gospel insights and guidelines - Christians overcoming “ prejudice” and transcending “human barriers erected among ourselves”;
  • race, not a natural category, in modern accounts - of the self and human flourishing;
  • Christian worship as a “Wild Space” - a claim needing to be qualified in two ways;
  • on being greeted in the name of the Trinity - Christians gathering for worship, taking time to greet one another

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • On Discovering Race: A Personal Story

  • The Consolation of Philosophy

  • Theology and Racial Reconciliation

  • Christian Worship as a “Wild Space”

  • On Being Greeted in the Name of the Trinity

  • Beyond Modern Anthropology

  • The Performance of a Christian Anthropology

  • A Christian Ethics

  • Beyond Docetism: On “Touching Color”

  • Conclusion

  • References