Category: Quick Takes

Churches cannot be party to redemption narratives which exonerate the carceral system.

Quick Takes

David A. Sánchez, Associate Professor of Early Christianity at Loyola Marymount University, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 6, 2019. He was a pioneering Latinx Biblical scholar whose impact reached beyond his discipline and included the Political Theology Network. We have asked mentors, colleagues, students, and friends to reflect on his many contributions.

Quick Takes

The recent cheating scandal in college admissions underscores the anxiety even the wealthiest, most famous parents feel about their children’s future – an anxiety aptly described and predicted by Reinhold Niebuhr, among other mid-twentieth-century theologians, and one whose effects we can and should mitigate by political means.

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Not feminist enough

Biggar’s “academic” lack of understanding aids and abets transphobia making him complicit.

Body Politics, Quick Takes

The founder of Black Liberation Theology, the Rev. Dr. James Cone died on April 28, 2018. We asked scholars, religious leaders, and activists around the Political Theology Network to share their brief reflections on the passing of this scholar, pastor, visionary, and prophet.

Quick Takes

The Second Amendment should not become just one more issue of irreconcilable hyperpartisanship.  Whether one finds themselves on the political right or the political left, one should realize that the question of gun violence ultimately comes down to the health of the polis.

Justice, Quick Takes

The ironclad certainty with which accounts of King’s life, thought, and action are given itself evinces a misunderstanding of the questions that animated that life, thought, and action.

Body Politics, History, Quick Takes

It is our critical memory that prompts us to ethical reflection on the anniversary of a grave injustice.

Body Politics, History, Quick Takes

On this, the fiftieth anniversary of King’s assassination, let us not only remember King’s life as prophetic critic but also his advice for living.

Body Politics, History, Quick Takes

If evil is the privation or perversion of a good, the real evil in the old-new Brazilian meaning of “corruption” is the dereliction of the divine goodness in the human neighbor and the nonfeasance neglect of God’s living presence amid the oppressed.

Quick Takes

There is a connection between addressing toilet provision as a justice issue and accepting the fact that no one can live without eliminating waste.

Body Politics, Quick Takes

What the words of Lt. Calley teach us about how we see (and don’t see) our enemies.

History, Quick Takes