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This American MomentA Feminist Christian Realist Intervention$
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Caron E. Gentry

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190901264

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190901264.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Why We Need (Feminist) Christian Realism Now More Than Ever

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(p.1) Introduction
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This American Moment
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Caron E. Gentry

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190901264.003.0001

This introduction contrasts the election of President Obama with the election of President Trump, introducing the concept of anxiety politics and the role of emotions in discourse. It argues that while Christian realism, as articulated by Reinhold Niebuhr, continues to be relevant, its discussion of power structures and anxiety needs to be reevaluated in light of feminist thought. It does so by intersecting Niebuhr with other theologies on the imago dei and creativity. In this way it can better account for the racial and misogynist structures that the United States is founded upon and that continue to haunt and effect US politics.

Keywords:   Christian realism, imago dei, creativity, structures, racism, misogyny

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