DOI: 10.1177/09539468231215302 ISSN: 0953-9468

A Response to the Question of Pride and Prejudice in Stacey Floyd-Thomas's ‘Forgive Us Our Trespasses’

Victoria Phillips
  • Philosophy
  • Religious studies

Dr. Floyd-Thomas’s paper brings nuance to the discussion of pride and the hubris brought by the Westernized Enlightenment across disciplines. As much as I have the impulse to throttle others or shout or spit with the onslaught of mis-truths and ‘alternative facts’, this would not be a wise moment to conclude inquiry as an oral historian, or a Christian ethicist. I ask, can we decolonize ourselves, our syllabi, the canon, and thus our students with grace, understanding, even forgiveness so as not to repeat the trespasses?