Category: Body Politics

Contemporary rabbinic authorities have established this religious obligation as carrying scriptural authority – citing no fewer than five affirmative Commandments and three Biblical prohibitions.

Body Politics

How do we account then for bodily interactions at the southern border ethically and theologically?

Justice

…theologies of disability can aid human flourishing, because caring for people of varied abilities made in God’s image allows us all to create more just and compassionate political systems

Justice

The racial paradox presents a clear and present racial dilemma for scholars, advocates, and policymakers. How can Islamophobia be indicted and redressed?

Body Politics

Without a sustained focus on material inequalities and repressive state power, the conversation on Islamophobia too easily slips into a mealy-mouthed appeal to diversity and tolerance.

Body Politics

For Islamophobia as a concept to further come of age our critiques must incorporate more de-centering, more dis-orientation of the west.

Body Politics

…placing the feeling of exhaustion as the central organizing principle hails a subject as experienced and expressed through divisions and differences

Body Politics

What does thinking about affect mean for the politics of the religious studies classroom?

Body Politics

Why does Trump’s face matter? Why does Trump—a world-class performer and master of the craft of showmanship—practice shaping his face? What does his face do? Is Trump’s face part of his power?

Body Politics, Essays

Life in God is defined by a joyous freedom of movement, a loving and adventurous invitation to the dance of the Spirit. The book of Acts is witness to those who accepted this invitation like Peter, moved to go to a Gentile centurion’s home, thus initiating a new ministry with global implications beyond his ken.

Body Politics, Justice, States of Exception

The Trump administration’s most recent actions at the border signal the end of all pretense by the president—and many in his base—that Christian ethical principles should meaningfully inform U.S. immigration and asylum policies. Patriotism and faith have become indistinguishable.

Body Politics, Justice, States of Exception

…and they all crossed freely

…and they were heard without initial judgement

Body Politics, Justice, States of Exception