Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $30.00
  • Save: $11.47 (38%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Disruptive Christian Ethi... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: In stock. The book is in a good condition. Pages are bright and clean. Inscription is present. No markings. Binding is tight. There is some standard wear on the cover, corners and edges of the book. Overall a solid copy. Ships the same or next day in a bubble mailer. The book ships with tracking number free of charge. Money back if not satisfied!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women's Lives Matter Paperback – January 16, 2006

4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$18.53
$17.98 $7.49

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst
Uninvited
The popular new release from Lysa TerKeurst. Learn more
$18.53 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women's Lives Matter
  • +
  • Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins: 2nd Edition Revised and Expanded
  • +
  • Mere Morality: What God Expects from Ordinary People
Total price: $56.95
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Traci C. West is Professor of Ethics and African American Studies at Drew University Theological School in Madison, New Jersey. She is the author of Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence, and Resistance Ethics.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (January 16, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 066422959X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0664229597
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
75%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
25%
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This a great book for contemporary students and scholars of Christian ethics seeking to deepen their understanding of faith and ethics. Starting with real people, West makes women, particularly women of color, and sexual violation her entry point into constructing Christian ethics. Her proposal is "disruptive" because she insists that the universal vision of Christian ethics begins precisely here, in the particular experiences of particular people living particular lives. The disruption is felt when the Christian imperative is re-framed in the material conditions and embodied experiences of subjugated persons whose lives are impacted by gender-discrimination, homophobia, and race. Approached this way, Christian ethics avoid sanctuary in the abstract universals of theological claims and rationalizations of human nature and destiny for West. Instead, Christian ethics disturbs widespread Christian complacency about the lives of people living amidst persistent injustices institutionally structured and experienced at the intersections of personal, social, and political life. In response, she lays out a liberative vision of social ethics that struggles to connect Christian social thought to a practical faith that resists abstraction, elevates embodied life and sets sight on transformation in the concrete.

West's disruptive Christian ethics is important. It follows an American tradition of Christian social ethics from Union Theological Seminary, from Reinhold Niebuhr through the John C Bennett, Bev Harrison, and others. West makes her contribution by incorporating feminist and womanist critiques, which lead her to an understanding of Christian social ethics that truly ties the universal claims of Christian thinking to lives lived in the particular realities.
Read more ›
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
West does a great job of analyzing ideas in ethics that have been held as true and pushing back against their limitations. She does this in her analysis of Niebuhr, and in an especially creative method, utilizes lived experience to refute and/or expand on his ideas. She does so through feminist analysis that takes seriously the standpoint of real, embodied people rather than disembodied, universal principles. Her commitment is to a liberationist ethic, and she melds both theory and practice in an effective manner for this purpose.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
West is a superior writer on the subject of Ethics in the current intersection of our global probablems, our moral dilemmas, and our intercultural opportunities to make sustainable changes that are just, fair, and right !
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
While I do not doubt the intelligence of Traci West, it is evident that she has an apparent agenda while interpreting HER version of Christian ethics and the application of God's Word. The book is riddled with assumptions about "white America" and constantly points to examples of politicians and public policy - from the President all the way to welfare reform... Because a white president said this, or because welfare reforms hurts a black woman in some way, it's automatically wrong. Traci West had the opportunity to disolve the diversity that exists in America, insteads grinds the ax of her forefathers. Very dissapointing from a scholarly standpoint. If you are pro-black, anti-white, you may like this book. If you are white, be prepared to be held accountable for all the sins of your fathers.
4 Comments 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women's Lives Matter
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women's Lives Matter