The Anglican Tradition from a Postcolonial Perspective

Kwok Pui-lan

Oct/2023, 256 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781640656307

From a major scholar, a postcolonial perspective on key current and historical issues in Anglicanism, foregrounding the voices of theologians and church leaders from the Global South.

In recent years, the Anglican Communion has been consumed by debates about gender, sexuality, authority, and biblical interpretation, which have frequently divided along North/South lines. Much of these controversies stem from the colonial history of Anglicanism.

Written by a pioneer in post-colonial theology, this groundbreaking volume challenges Eurocentrism and racism in the Anglican Church by highlighting the voices of theologians and church leaders from the Global South. The Anglican Tradition from a Post-Colonial Perspective scrutinizes Anglican theology and history to advocate for the decolonization of the Church. It examines controversies on Christianity and the social order; economic justice; gender and sexuality; women’s leadership; worship; and the Church’s mission in a religiously pluralistic world.

KWOK PUI-LAN is Dean’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and a past president of the American Academy of Religion. An internationally known theologian, she is a pioneer of Asian and Asian American feminist theology and postcolonial theology. An author or editor of numerous books, she is the coeditor of Beyond Colonial Anglicanism and Anglican Women on Church and Mission. She received the Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship from the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2021. She splits her time between Boston and Atlanta.

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