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dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-23T11:17:45Z
dc.date.available2019-01-23T11:17:45Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-01
dc.identifier.issn0953-9468
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/288374
dc.description.abstractApocalypticism has been widely denounced as a framework that devalues the world and its history, funding moral dualism. While this is certainly true of many forms of apocalypticism, it is not an accurate understanding of ancient apocalyptic texts. This article establishes a framework of theological virtue ethics drawn particularly from Herbert McCabe, in which human rationality and Christian morality are understood as political, linguistic, narrative, bodily and sacramental. From within this framework, Anathea Portier-Young’s work is considered, relating early Jewish apocalyptic to trauma theory and describing how these texts narrated socio-political catastrophe in order to open up possibilities of resistance and hope. These considerations point us towards a constructive understanding of apocalyptic imagination and praxis within a political, linguistic, narrative, bodily and sacramental framework. Contemporary employments of Afro-pessimism in Black theology, particularly in J. Kameron Carter, then interrogate the proposed apocalyptic imagination, asking whether Christian apocalyptic praxis can cultivate hope in the face of the catastrophe of modern racism.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.titleNarrating Catastrophe, Cultivating Hope: Apocalyptic Practices and Theological Virtue
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage33
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameStudies in Christian Ethics
prism.startingPage17
prism.volume31
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.20779
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-11-04
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/0953946817737504
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-02-01
dc.identifier.eissn1745-5235
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2017-11-04


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