Monday, 25 January 2021

Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology 20 (2021)

The latest issue of the Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology (with essays and their abstracts, where available, as below) is downloadable as a pdf from here.

Taneika Wedderburn

So What Went Into the Pigs? Part 2 (Mark 5:1-20)

Horace Stephen Williams

From Occam to Creole: Kamala Harris and the Immigrant-American identity factor in the run up to the USA 2020 elections (a performative examination of Senator Harris’s candidacy)

This investigation finds its raison d'être in Michel Foucault’s analysis of the relationship between power and the political economy in the lectures given at the College de France between 1975 and 1979… There the expansiveness of the work established the foundation for the demonstration of the intertwinement of the relationship between power, political economy and race… Through this process of intertwinement relayed through the Foucauldian themes of: economy, security, population and race and the longue durée of history we are made to apprehend his concept of biopower as a phronetic rather than epistemic way of apprehending self-discipline. Foucault has mined here Greek and Roman philosophical traditions and their link especially to Socrates as a means of apprehending this self-discipline as a constructing of self in the light of truth. Parrhesia, which was simply translated as “speaking truth to power [unequivocally]” could be apprehended as the umbilical link that Foucault sought to make between Graeco-Roman philosophy – its emphasis on the harmony between the way one lives [bios] and the rational discourse or account [logos], which one might or might not possess, that would justify the way one lives, – and a critical philosophy for the present dispensation. Foucault has sought to align this critical philosophy with the ability to autonomously fashion ourselves. Indeed, this Foucauldian apotheosis – the [bios] and the choice of collapsing of the latter, the [logos], into the former as a trope of agency – has potentially reconfigured the performative as a subversive trope; this is especially in regard to the discourses on race, gender, and the problem of colonization. However, although championing subjugated knowledge in these lectures, he has not gone far enough – he has not interrogated his own position and the broader question of who is speaking as opposed to what is being said… Further, Radhakrishnan concludes that Foucault cannot have a macropolitics because it would mean attacking his own position, as an elite Eurocentric intellectual and the concomitant inability to be anything else – working class, subjugated, oppressed or colonized (Radhakrishnan 1996, 27-61). This Kamala Harris investigation should therefore be apprehended as a post-colonial redress to the Foucauldian position.

D. Vincent Palmer

Sam Sharpe and the Future of Caribbean Theology: The ToSS is Important!

If Sam Sharpe had a way with words as all the evidence seems to point, in what way or ways did his linguistic capability influence the success of his mission to see a Jamaica devoid of the dehumanizing effects of slavery? And can we learn anything else from this national hero to aid us in our struggle to advance the cause to free ourselves from mental slavery, while at the same time celebrating the gains Sharpe and others have fought for? The paper explores and interrogates the potential of a significant part of the legacy of Daddy Sharpe as a way to continue the conversation of the ongoing project of Caribbean Theology in the 21st Century.

Kimshaw Aiken

Home-Schooling Strategies from a Secondary School Teacher

Gosnell L. Yorke

69th Graduation Ceremony of the UCZ University

Oscar Green

God and Patois in Jamaica

Billy Hall

‘Rare Caribbean Church History’ – A Book Review

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