kwok-new-book-rec.pngDean’s Professor of Systematic Theology Kwok Pui Lan’s latest book, Postcolonial Politics and Theology: Unraveling Empire for a Global World (Westminster John Knox, 2021), seeks to reform and reimagine the field of political theology using the comparative lenses of postcolonial politics and theology to bring attention to the realities of the Global South.

Kwok traces the history of the political impacts of Western theological development, especially developments in the U.S. context, and the need to shift these interlocking fields toward non-Western traditions in theory and practice. Throughout the book, she overturns the idea of centering one cultural framework and marginalizing others in favor of living into a multiplicity of deeply contextual theologies.