CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE
QUICK MENU

Home
  • All Products


 » Audio Books
 » Bibles
 » Books
 » Church Supplies
 » Clothing
 » Gifts
 » Homeschool
 » Kids
 » Music
 » Software
 » Spanish Products
 » Video / DVD

Bible Resources
•  Bible Study Aids
•  Bible Devotionals
•  Audio Sermons
Community
•  ChristiansUnite Blogs
•  Christian Forums
•  Facebook Apps
Web Search
•  Christian Family Sites
•  Top Christian Sites
•  Christian RSS Feeds
Family Life
•  Christian Finance
•  ChristiansUnite KIDS
Shop
•  Christian Magazines
•  Christian Book Store
Read
•  Christian News
•  Christian Columns
•  Christian Song Lyrics
•  Christian Mailing Lists
Connect
•  Christian Singles
•  Christian Classifieds
Graphics
•  Free Christian Clipart
•  Christian Wallpaper
Fun Stuff
•  Clean Christian Jokes
•  Bible Trivia Quiz
•  Online Video Games
•  Bible Crosswords
Webmasters
•  Christian Guestbooks
•  Banner Exchange
•  Dynamic Content

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter.
Enter your email address:

Fugitive Saints: Catholicism and the Politics of Slavery
 You're here » Christian Books Index » Fugitive Saints: Catholicism and the Politics of Slavery
SEARCH:  
Browse:

Fugitive Saints: Catholicism and the Politics of Slavery

Author: Katie Walker Grimes
Retail Price: $29.00
Our Price: $26.10
Save: 2.90 (10.00%)

Availability: In Stock


      

How should the Catholic church remember the sins of its saints? This question proves particularly urgent in the case of those saints who were canonized due to their relation to black slavery. Today, many of their racial virtues seem like racial vices. In this way, the church celebrates Peter Claver, a seventeenth-century Spanish missionary to Colombia, as 'the saint of the slave trade,' and extols Martín de Porres as the patron saint of mixed race people. But in truth, their sainthoods have upheld anti-blackness much more than they have undermined it.

Habituated by anti-blackness, the church has struggled to perceive racial holiness accurately. In the ongoing cause to canonize Pierre Toussaint, a Haitian-born former slave, the church continues to enact these bad racial habits. This book proposes black fugitivity, as both a historical practice and an interpretive principle, to be a strategy by which the church can build new hagiographical habits. Rather than searching inside itself for racial heroes, the church should learn to celebrate those black fugitives who sought refuge outside of it.


Similar Items you may enjoy!

Slavery, Law, and Politics: The Dred Scott Case in Historical Perspective
Author: Don E. Fehrenbacher
Our Price: $37.49

Slavery in the Land of the Free: A Student's Guide to Modern Day Slavery
Author: Theresa Flores, PeggySue Wells
Our Price: $11.69

#5: The Fugitive
Author: John Grisham
Our Price: $6.49

Church and Politics During the English Reformation: Ecclesiology and Politics in the Writings of Stephen Marshall (1595-1655)
Author: Phd Jaretha Joy Jimena-Palmer
Our Price: $21.20
Like This Page?





More From ChristiansUnite...    About Us | Privacy Policy | | ChristiansUnite.com Site Map | Statement of Beliefs



Copyright © 1999-2019 ChristiansUnite.com. All rights reserved.
Please send your questions, comments, or bug reports to the