Book: The Anglican Tradition from a Postcolonial Perspective by Kwok Pui-lan

Seabury Books / Church Publishing Incorporated
Posted Nov 2, 2023

A groundbreaking volume that presents a postcolonial perspective on key current and historical issues in the Anglican Communion

Seabury Books, an imprint of Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI) and a premier publisher of academic, scholarly books on religion and theology, announced the release of The Anglican Tradition from a Postcolonial Perspective. Written by Kwok Pui-lan, a pioneer in postcolonial theology, this is the first book by a non-Western Anglican female scholar about key current and historical challenges facing the Anglican Communion.

“This illuminating work is essential reading for scholars of religion around the globe,” said Airié Stuart, SVP and Publisher of CPI. “It highlights voices that have not yet been heard, and we are proud to publish it as a highlight of our academic program.”

Widely regarded as a thought leader in postcolonial theology, Dr. Kwok has been influential in calling attention to theologians and church leaders from the Global South. In this book, she draws on her years as a scholar to scrutinize Anglican theology and history to advocate for decolonization. She explores a range of controversial issues that stem from colonial history, including Christianity and the social order, economic justice, gender and sexuality, women’s leadership, worship, and the Church’s mission in a religiously pluralistic world.

According to Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Professor of Practical Theology and Christian Histories at the Claremont School of Theology, Dr. Kwok is “is one of the major voices in postcolonial Anglican theologies today. Her astonishing ability to synthesize such a wide range of scholarly literature with depth and clarity is a gift to the academy and the church.”

Dr. Kwok is Dean’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and a past president of the American Academy of Religion. The recipient of the 2021 Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship, she continues to reshape the conversation around racism and Eurocentrism in the Anglican Communion, examining the legacy of colonization and inspiring an exciting new vision for the future of Anglicanism.

     The Anglican Tradition from a Postcolonial Perspective can be ordered through any Episcopal, religious, or secular bookstore, or through any online bookseller.

The Anglican Tradition from a Postcolonial Perspective



Paperback 6 x 9

256 pages

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