Deliver Us from Evil by James Poling

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Deliver Us From Evil explores the history of resistance to racial and gender oppression-from a slave woman in nineteenth-century America to a woman patient of Sigmund Freud-and traces the failed promises of the American Revolution in the oppression of subordinate groups. Poling reviews resistance by analyzing communities that understand evil as the abuse of power. Also treated are definitions of evil and debates between womanist and feminist theologians. Jesus emerges as a model for marginalized and oppressed people, as Poling calls for prophetic acts of solidarity to create new possibilities for healing and justice.
 

About James Poling

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James Newton Poling is Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling, Colgate Rochester Divinity School/Bexley Hall/Crozer Theological Seminary.
 
Published May 1, 1996 by Fortress Press. 240 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction