How should Augustine, Aquinas, Bonhoeffer, Kant, Nietzsche, and Plato be read today, in light of postcolonial theory and twenty-first century understandings? This book offers a reader-friendly introduction to Christian liberationist ethics by having scholars “from the margins” explore how questions of race and gender should be brought to bear on twenty-four classic ethicists and philosophers. Each short chapter gives historical background for the thinker, describes that thinker’s most important contributions, then raises issues of concern for women and persons of color.
Contributors include George (Tink) Tinker, Asante U. Todd, Traci West, Darryl Trimiew, Ada María Isasi-Díaz, and many others.
“Beyond the Pale gives us a new single angle of vision on familiar texts in theology, philosophy, and social thought. Students and scholars alike will find these essays essential readings.”
– Robin W. Lovin, Southern Methodist University