Incarcerated in the “Land of the Free”

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After the recent LA Times mea culpa regarding two published letters rationalizing Japanese-American internment, we take a concerted effort at examining an aspect of WWII history that is often overlooked: religion. Marlee Schwalm (Elizabethtown College '18) surfaced a struggle between Shinto and Christianity in the Pacific conflict. Written before the LA Times imbroglio, her piece is a … Continue reading Incarcerated in the “Land of the Free”

Reimagining America as Liminal: Continuing to Travel with MC Jin

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Ekaputra Tupamahu reframes Maya Aphornsuvan's study of Chinese-American hip hop artist MC Jin in terms of hybridity and liminality in the imagined community of America. This is the third issue in our fourth volume on the Bible and Race. See our first, second, and third volumes here. Maya Aphornsuvan’s essay reflecting on the life of Jin Au-Yeung … Continue reading Reimagining America as Liminal: Continuing to Travel with MC Jin

The Bible and Rap

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Maya Aphornsuvan (Elizabethtown College '18) follows the story of rapper, MC Jin, examining how the Bible and race color the meaning of his success--whether he wants it to or not. This is the second issue in our fourth volume on the Bible and Race in the USA. You can read a response to this post here. “If … Continue reading The Bible and Rap

The Bible and Race in the USA: the Redundancy of Identity Politics

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Hilary Clinton's failed presidential campaign has prompted a number of post-mortem pieces on the state of the Democratic Party. Not too long ago, pundits had predicted that Donald Trump's nativism spelled the end of the Grand Ole Party. Now the question is where did Hilary Clinton go wrong, with many writers choosing to indict Democrats … Continue reading The Bible and Race in the USA: the Redundancy of Identity Politics

An America Past Time: Latina/o Pentecostals and the 11/9 Election

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In this response to Twila McAdams and Amanda Robbins, Dr. Lloyd Barba uses the 11/9/16 presidential election to examine the tensions between the socio-economic and racial history of Latina/o Pentecostalism and the admonitions of Latina/o liberative hermeneutics. This is the fourth issue in our third volume. You can see the first and second volumes here.  … Continue reading An America Past Time: Latina/o Pentecostals and the 11/9 Election