FULKERSON, M. M.,
Places of Redemption. Theology for a Worldly Church.
Oxford University Press, 2010. 268p. Paperback. This path-breaking book traces theology as embodied in the midst of congregational life. Among its many contributions is its deep appreciation for practical theology, its wise use of ethnography and place theory, and its honest analysis of the slippage between verbal proclamation and bodily habits. Affective visceral responses of desire and fear, as Mary McClintock Fulkerson powerfully reminds us, shape our theologies more than we realize or intend. Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Vanderbilt University 16/04/2010 (Publisher's information).