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Religion of the Field NegroOn Black Secularism and Black Theology$
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Vincent W. Lloyd

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823277636

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823277636.001.0001

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The Race of the Soul: On Gillian Rose

The Race of the Soul: On Gillian Rose

(p.216) Chapter 12 The Race of the Soul: On Gillian Rose
Religion of the Field Negro

Vincent W. Lloyd

Fordham University Press

This chapter focuses on the British social theorist and Jewish convert to Christianity Gillian Rose. What lessons can we learn about the difficulties of theorizing blackness from Rose’s reflections on her Jewishness and her gender? The chapter argues that Rose points to useful resources for challenging racializing logics, but that Rose’s focus on the racialized soul limits the possibility of struggle growing out of racialized communities. The chapter asks what it might mean to be “too black to be white and too white to be black” (Rose considered herself “too Jewish to be Christian and too Christian to be Jewish”), exploring the complications of black theological reflection when the boundaries of race blur at the same time the boundaries between the secular and the sacred blur.

Keywords:   blackness, Christianity, Judaism, race, Gillian Rose

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