The first task of this essay is to reclaim the phrase "Tell us" as sincere interest in hearing the story, in appreciating the energies in orality, and in affirming that it is in the telling that a reality becomes a story. I will undertake this first task in light of what we call “talanoa” in Pasifika. The second task of this essay is to explain the flow of the book, through its three parts: (re)relling, in oral-preferring cultures, is an obligation; troubling is a theological responsibility; interweaving is the fitting aim for the (re)telling and troubling. The third task of essay, is to position the chapters in relation to one another and in the flow of the book.
|Title of host publication||Vulnerability and resilience|
|Subtitle of host publication||Body and liberating theologies|
|Place of Publication||Lanham, Maryland|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|