Faith, Class, and Labor

Intersectional Approaches in a Global Context

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Jin Young Choi, Joerg Rieger
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Wipf & Stock
    , December
     290 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Abbylynn Helgevold forthcoming.


Despite the fact that 99 percent of us work for a living and although work shapes us to the core, class and labor are topics that are underrepresented in the work of scholars of religion, theology, and the Bible. With this volume, an international group of scholars and activists from nine different countries is bringing issues of religion, class, and labor back into conversation. Historians and theologians investigate how new images of God and the world emerge, and what difference they can make. Biblical critics develop new takes on ancient texts that lead to the reversal of readings that had been seemingly stable, settled, and taken for granted. Activists and organizers identify neglected sources of power and energy returning in new force and point to transformations happening. Asking how labor and religion mutually shape each other and how the agency of working people operates in their lives, the contributors also employ intersectional approaches that engage race, gender, sexuality, and colonialism. This volume presents transdisciplinary, transtextual, transactional, transnational, and transgressive work in progress, much needed in our time.

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

Jin Young Choi is professor of New Testament and Christian origins and the Baptist Missionary Training School Professorial Chair for Biblical Studies at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and author of Postcolonial Discipleship of Embodiment (2015).

Joerg Rieger is Distinguished Professor of Theology, Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies, and the Director of the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice at the Divinity School and the Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of numerous books, including Jesus vs. Caesar (2018) and Unified We Are a Force, with Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger (2016).


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