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Humankind is, then, redeemed through Jesus’ ministerial vision of life and not through his death. There is nothing divine in the blood of the cross. God does not intend black women’s surrogacy experience. Neither can Christian faith affirm such an idea. Jesus did not come to be a surrogate. Jesus came for life, to show humans a perfect vision of ministerial relation that humans had very little knowledge of. As Christians, black women cannot forget the cross, but neither can they glorify it. To do so is to glorify suffering and to render their exploitation sacred. To do so is to glorify the sin of defilement.
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Delores Williams, Sisters in the Wilderness

This book has quickly become a favorite and it contains a lot of very deep challenges to the work of liberationist theologians like myself and takes a particularly interesting intersectional and theological lens to the ignobility of the cross.