Saving Space: A Spatial Recasting of the Divine/Human Encounter and Cooperation for an Urban Theology

Malik J.M Walker, Fordham University

Abstract

This dissertation advocates a rethinking of the Christian doctrine of salvation as a means of addressing the signatures of conquest embedded in the urban context. The project explores the impact of European conquest in the Atlantic World and the emergence of the opaque as an expression of the worldview generated from the experience of the subjugated peoples in the Americas. In this exploration, the project asserts that physical space and the intellectual landscape of the vanquished reveal theological insights that aid in understanding the dimensions of urban struggle in 21st Century United States. However, the project also maintains that drawing out the experience of the vanquished and the challenge they pose to understanding salvation requires developing nuanced theological language tools that aid in developing a contemporary urban theology.

Subject Area

Religion|Theology

Recommended Citation

Walker, Malik J.M, "Saving Space: A Spatial Recasting of the Divine/Human Encounter and Cooperation for an Urban Theology" (2019). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI13880767.
https://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI13880767

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