By Theodore Vial
Faith is a racialized type, even if race isn't explicitly pointed out. sleek faith, glossy Race argues that as the strategies of faith and race are rooted within the post-Enlightenment undertaking of rethinking what it capability to be human, we can't easily will ourselves to forestall utilizing those different types. basically by way of acknowledging that faith is already racialized will we start to know the way the 2 concepts are intertwined and the way they function in our smooth global. -- supplied by way of publisher. Read more...
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What this question asks for is an interpretation of the identity (or of any cultural phenomenon which interests us) which will show why people found (or find) it convincing/inspiring/moving, which will identify what can be called the ‘idées-forces’ it contains”; Taylor, Sources of the Self, 203. One of the shortcomings of Taylor’s magisterial work is that race makes almost no appearance, yet race clearly is one of the sources of the modern self. But my interpretive endeavor here, like Taylor’s, is not a causal explanation.
Explicating texts of those who stand at the head of the modern river in which we still swim is one way into this project. One of the anonymous reviewers of this book for Oxford University Press expressed some concern that at times I made it seem as though one had to have a PhD in German philosophy to be a racist. It is true that my discussions of race and religion center on the people that PhDs in German philosophy study. ) But I analyze the texts of these philosophers and theologians as a way into the social imaginary of their contemporaries.
Grene and Depew argue that Kant is important in the definition of terms, but that he “worked out his concept of race in order to support a strong, potentially ‘anti-racist’ version of monogenism” (119). Lenny Moss discusses the importance of Kant’s “germs” in the development of the idea of genes, but does not take up Kant’s theories of race (What Genes Can’t Do [Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003]). Racist philosophers such as Christoph Meiners and John Stewart Chamberlain either do not draw on Kant at all, or do not mention Kant’s writings on race.
Modern religion, modern race by Theodore Vial