As an individual without sight, the author is committed to radical acceptance of and liberation for marginalized groups, as well as a commitment to deep solidarity with womanist theology. This piece focuses on a God whom we know, and love is actively, sacramentally, eternally present in Jesus Christ, whose self-emptying reflects radical solidarity with the oppressed. The author seeks to bring to light a Christological perspective that identifies with the marginalized Jesus – namely, black and womanist liberation theology. Black theology centralizes Jesus as Liberator of the oppressed. It is only in solidarity with the oppressed that we will ourselves be liberated; it is only in feeling the depths of sorrow that we will know the fullness of redemption; and it is only in walking though the darkness that we emerge into the shining light of eschatological hope.
Watters, Kelsi. 2019. Solidarity and Suffering: Liberation Christology from Black and Womanist Perspectives. Obsculta 12, (1) : 78-107. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol12/iss1/8.