The Executed God: the way of the cross in lockdown America by
Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks HV8687 .T39 2015
Publication Date: 2015
"Taylor identifies and analyzes its instruments--mass incarceration, militarized police tactics, surveillance, torture, immigrant repression, and capital punishment--through which a racist and corporatized Lockdown America enforces in the United States a global neoliberal economic and political imperialism. Against this, The Executed God proposes a "counter-theatrics to state terror," a declamation of the way of the cross for Jesus followers that unmasks the powers of US state domination and enacts an adversarial politics of resistance, artful dramatic actions, and the building of peoples' movements. These are all intrinsic to a Christian politics of remembrance of the Jesus executed by empire. Heralded in its first edition, this new edition is thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, offering a demanding rethinking and recreating of what being a Christian is and of how Christianity should dream, hope, mobilize, and act to bring about what Taylor terms "a liberating material spirituality" to unseat the state that kills. (Publisher)."