Religious Resistance to Neoliberalism

Womanist and Black Feminist Perspectives

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Keri Day
Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice
  • London, England: 
    Palgrave Macmillan
    , November
     213 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Ann Jeffers forthcoming.


Religious Resistance to Neoliberalism offers compelling and intersectional religious critiques of neoliberalism. Neoliberalism is the normative rationality of contemporary global capitalism that orders people to live by the generalized principle of competition in all social spheres of life. Keri Day asserts that neoliberalism and its moral orientations consequently breed radical distrust, lovelessness, disconnection, and alienation within society. She argues that engaging black feminist and womanist religious perspectives with Jewish and Christian discourses offers more robust critiques of a neoliberal economy. Employing womanist and black feminist religious perspectives, this book provides six theoretical, theologically constructive arguments to challenge the moral fragmentation associated with global markets. It strives to envision a pragmatic politics of hope.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Keri Day is Associate Professor of Theological and Social Ethics and Director of Black Church Studies at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. Her previous publication includes Unfinished Business: Black Women, The Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America (2012).

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