Many progressive Christians are frustrated in their efforts to promote social justice because of atrocities–past and present–perpetrated in the name of God.
Undoing Conquest offers a new understanding of ancient biblical faith traditions that can help progressives reimagine the church and transform our communities.
Reframe the Past
Reclaim the Truth
Repair our Communities
Undoing Conquest gives you the insight and the support you need to deepen your faith and motivate your congregation.
Learn how the biblical story of conquest was used to justify violence in the name of Christianity
Cultivate a new understanding of your faith based on new historical research
Find deeper meaning by exploring the Season of Origins as a liturgical season at church
Dr. Kate Common
is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Methodist Theological School in Ohio and Louisville Institute scholar.
Coming out as gay woman in a fundamentalist Christian setting prompted a sense of call within Kate to pursue creating a more just Christianity. She left a successful corporate career as a designer to follow a dream of going to seminary. She earned an MA from Andover Newton Seminary and a Ph.D. in theology from Boston University. Kate integrates her creative practices with her theological work that focuses on social justice and the church.
These threads come together in her teaching and in her two current book projects, Undoing Conquest, Liberating Exodus: How a New History of Ancient Israel can Reshape Christianity, and Imagining Utopia: The Four Marks of a Queer Feminist Church.
Kate co-produced the documentary film Forging Voice: Conversations with Pioneering Feminist & Womanist Scholars in Religion, which explores gender, race, and theology through conversations with pioneering feminist and womanist scholars in religion.
Kate is currently working on her first book, Liberating Exodus & Undoing Conquest: How a New History of Ancient Israel can Help Reimagine Church.
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