TRS 261- Week 4 Notes
TRS 261- Week 4 Notes TRS 261
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I. Walking in Balance by Andrea Smith a. Believes in nonviolence and dialogue to resolve conflict b. “Leaky Pipeline” Phenomenon i. Minority population in higher education gets smaller c. It is possible for belief systems that seem mutually inconsistent with the dominant culture to co-exist in indigenous culture i. Main religions can be interwoven with smaller religions d. Who decides what is traditional? e. Religious vandalism: pick and choose what aspects they want but don’t know what symbol means i. Dream catcher tattoos f. Healing should be communal and individual g. Subjects were native American women i. They were high school educated, women and religious ii. Author got her grad degree, female, Christian iii. Goal was to reclaim the function of theology 1. Reclaim culture and voice and be valued as people again h. She is a voice for them but not a representation i. Sexism- didn’t really exist like does today i. White Christianity brought our culture ii. Sexual violence and domestic abuse were the result of sexism iii. Women lost voice and equality in their culture j. She addresses this problem by getting back into the notion of one’s own space and the notion of women’s roles before being overtaken i. Women were part of political, military, and spiritual positions k. Native people care less about the orthodoxy but more so on the spiritual aspect i. Healing spirit within the community ii. “walking in balance” l. Healing: repairing the wound i. Allows you to live even after being wounded m. Author wants people to stop writing about communities but instead understand the struggle and go in and help I. Chapter 20: Context to Context… a. Sharon Ringe i. Ordained minister in UCC(united church of Christ) ii. Teaches as Wesley Theological Seminary in DC 1. Retired in 2014 b. Feminist Hermeneutics i. Interpretation in the interest of women ii. Gender roles of the time period-setting iii. Bible written without women influence iv. Not only what is written in the Bible about women, but about what is missing from the Bible because of the absence of women c. What is hermeneutics? i. Interpretation of the bible 1. Lens, methodology ii. “To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the name of God is inhumane.” –Pope Francis d. Methodological shift i. Namely the affirmation of the significance of experience and social location in one’s theological formulation 1. No one expression of liberation theology can claim to speak for all ii. Theology is identified with liberating praxis and social consequences 1. Always speak from experiences 2. About change and activities of freedom iii. One’s social location affects not only what we can see but even what questions one thinks to ask about them. e. Biblical Interpretation i. Historical-critical method 1. Put it in its context; what literary form is it written 2. Do not claim objectivity, but instead… recognize…bias is brought to the work as a result of their contexts and experiences. 3. Bible has revelatory and normative force study… requires study not only of their language and origins, but also of their function and consequences in people’s lives. ii. Canon-in-canon 1. We pick and choose what makes sense and is valid and is not f. Challenges i. Historical-critical study compels the conclusion that in the biblical documents women are absent as subjects of their own religious experience 1. For women, the canonical function of Scripture as mirror of the identity of the community of faith breaks down. Why? ii. Male centered context iii. Bible never speaks for itself g. Task i. Discern the presence and effect of dualistic systems and ideologies and advocating alternative visions and structures which reflect more adequately the God who transcends all human categories and is found in the heart of our humanity. ii. Task of discernment and advocacy I. Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz a. Came to the US in 1960 as a political refugee b. In order of St. Ursula c. Went to Peru as a missionary d. Taught at Drew University until 2012 e. Died May 15, 2012 f. Believed that solidarity requires dialogue between oppressed and oppressors and that charitysts not sufficient II. Love of Neighbors in the 21 century a. We need to be in a cohesive relationship i. Valuing and understanding circumstances of oppressed ii. Human dignity iii. Social location iv. Mutuality 1. Dropping of labels b. Neighbor- least of your brothers and sisters c. Love your neighbor as yourself. d. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength e. Solidarity i. Needs to replace our idea of charity- we have to have ethical behavior. ii. Implied a significant paradigmatic shift for Christian behavior for there is an essential difference between solidarity and charity. iii. Parable of the Good Samaritan 1. Address what is causing oppression f. Shift calls for solidarity in present-day expression of gospel mandate that we love our neighbor. (Matthew 25) i. This commandment is the goal of Christianity. g. Salvation depends on love of neighbor. h. Solidarity is the union of kindred persons “arising from the common responsibilities and interests, as between classes, peoples or groups”; social cohesion. i. “common responsibilities” shared feelings and joint action j. Salvation is worked out through the love between God and each human being and among human beings. i. This love relationship is the goal of all life- it constitutes the fullness of humanity 1. If you love your neighbor you are fighting for justice
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