Fugitive Saints: Catholicism and the Politics of Slavery by Katie Walker Grimes

By Katie Walker Grimes

How should still the Catholic church take into accout the sins of its saints? this question proves quite pressing when it comes to these saints who have been canonized as a result of their relation to black slavery. at the present time, a lot of their racial virtues appear like racial vices. This booklet proposes black fugitivity, as either a ancient perform and an interpretive precept, to be a technique through which the church can construct new hagiographical conduct. instead of looking inside of itself for racial heroes, the church may still discover ways to have a good time these black fugitives who sought shelter open air of it.

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