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Spring 2014 Yamauchi Lecture

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Contact: Sara Clark · · 504 865 3943

Location: Audubon Room, 2nd Floor, Danna Center

Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Humanities and Natural Sciences & the Department of Religious Studies present the Spring 2014 Yamauchi Lecture:

“Displaced Christianities: Mapping Post-Colonial Theology”
Dr. Judith Gruber, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

Those in power have the power to shape knowledge in a way which reinforces their power. This is the core insight of post-colonial studies, a school of thought which emerged in the 1960s with the end of colonialism in Africa and Asia.

Thursday, February 6th, 7pm
Reception at 6:15pm

Free, and Open to the Public

Post-colonialism offers a re-reading of colonial history from the perspective of the colonized; it uncovers alternative stories to show that the dominant version of history has always represented and served the interests of the establishment. A critique of this intimate connection between truth and power also poses a serious challenge to traditional understandings of Christianity…

Loyola University New Orleans
Audubon Room
Danna Center, 2nd floor

6363 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA, 70118

A post-colonial examination of Church history excavates a host of forgotten and silenced Christianities, and shows that Christian tradition has been forged through the exclusion of less powerful voices. How does theology cope with this emerging plurality of Christianities? How does an exposure of power struggles in the tradition of the Church unsettle traditional understandings of Christianity? This lecture will draw on post-colonial thought in search of an answer to these questions, and will probe for new and unsettling ways of thinking and talking about God.

Free parking in the West Road Garage!
Please do not park in "reserved", metered, or handicapped spaces.

ABOUT THE LECTURER: Dr. Judith Gruber holds a Ph.D. from the University of Salzburg, Austria. Her research is situated in the interdisciplinary interface of systematic theology and cultural studies. Her publications include Theology After The Cultural Turn: Interculturality As A Theological Resource, (Kohlhammer 2013, published in German.) 

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