Modern Believing

Deepening the Postcolonial Theological Gaze: Frantz Fanon and the Psychopathology of Colonial Christianity

Modern Believing (2021), 62, (4), 340–348.

Abstract

Postcolonialism is not simply an optic, but also a particular practice, a way of reading texts and contexts that sees the interconnections of the psychological, cultural and theological nature of the traumatic legacies of colonialism and empire. In this article, I reflect on postcolonial theology suggesting that any postcolonial gaze pay particularly attention to the psychological dimension of coloniality that continues to operate within Christian discourses. I engage Franz Fanon, African Caribbean postcolonial or rather, anti-colonial, radical and revolutionary intellectual whose academic work and activist lifestyle have embodied this attention to the psychological.

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