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Decolonial Love: Salvation in Colonial Modernity

Joseph Drexler-Dreis


This book raises the question of what it means to engage in theological reflection in an authentic way in the present context of global coloniality. In response to the historical manifestations of the coloniality of power on the levels of being, knowledge, and eschatology, it searches for a decolonized image of salvation that can unsettle historical structures of coloniality. The book starts by analyzing modern/colonial structures that shape the present context and the ways Christian theology is entangled in these structures. I then argues that the theological work of Ignacio Ellacuría and Jon ... More

Keywords: James Baldwin, coloniality of power, decolonial love, decolonial option, Ignacio Ellacuría, Frantz Fanon, liberation theology, revelation, salvation, Jon Sobrino

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823281886
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823281886.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Drexler-Dreis, author
Saint Mary's College of California