Dear White Christians

Dear White Christians
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date
Category Religion
Total Pages 317
ISBN 9781467459617
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

“If reconciliation is the takeaway point for the civil rights story we usually tell, then the takeaway point for the more complex, more truthful civil rights story contained in Dear White Christians is reparations.” — from the preface to the second edition With the troubling and painful events of the last several years—from the killing of numerous unarmed Black men and women at the hands of police to the rallying of white supremacists in Charlottesville—it is clearer than ever that the reconciliation paradigm, long favored by white Christians, has failed to heal the deep racial wounds in the church and American society. In this provocative book, originally published in 2014, Jennifer Harvey argues for a radical shift away from the well-meaning but feeble longing for reconciliation toward a robustly biblical call for reparations. Now in its second edition—with a new preface addressing the explosive changes in American culture and politics since 2014, as well as an appendix that explores what a reparations paradigm can actually look like—Dear White Christians calls justice-committed Christians to do the gospel-inspired work of opposing racist social structures around them. Harvey’s message is historically and scripturally rooted, making it ideal for facilitating the difficult but important discussions about race that are so desperately needed in churches and faith-centered classrooms across the country.

Dear White Christians
  • Author : Jennifer Harvey
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14

“If reconciliation is the takeaway point for the civil rights story we usually tell, then the takeaway point for the more complex, more truthful civil rights story contained in Dear White Christians is reparations.” — from the preface to the second edition With the troubling and painful events of the last

Dear White Christian
  • Author : Aaron J. Layton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-06-12

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Dear Church
  • Author : Lenny Duncan
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02

Lenny Duncan is the unlikeliest of pastors. Formerly incarcerated, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make all the headlines, but Duncan sees something else at work--drawing a direct line between

The End of White Christian America
  • Author : Robert P. Jones
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-07-04

"The founder and CEO of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and columnist for the Atlantic describes how white Protestant Christians have declined in influence and power since the 1990s and explores the effect this has had on America,"--NoveList.

A Rhythm of Prayer
  • Author : Sarah Bessey
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09

An antidote for our age of anxiety--thoughtful, moving prayers from Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and other artists, creatives, and thinkers, curated by the author Glennon Doyle calls "my favorite faith writer." It's no secret that we are overworked, overpressured, and edging burnout. Unsurprisingly, this fact is as

The Color of Compromise
  • Author : Jemar Tisby
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07

The Color of Compromise reveals the chilling connection between the church and racism throughout American history. A survey of the ways Christians of the past have reinforced theories of racial superiority and inferiority provides motivation for a series of bold actions believers must take to forge a future of equity

Raising White Kids
  • Author : Jennifer Harvey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05

With a foreword by Tim Wise, Raising White Kids is for families, churches, educators, and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able participants in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions. For

White Too Long
  • Author : Robert P. Jones
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28

Drawing on history, public opinion surveys, and personal experience, Robert P. Jones delivers a provocative examination of the unholy relationship between American Christianity and white supremacy, and issues an urgent call for white Christians to reckon with this legacy for the sake of themselves and the nation. As the nation

America s Original Sin
  • Author : Jim Wallis
  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12

America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation's original sin. "It's time we right this unacceptable wrong," says bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis. Fifty

Letter to a Christian Nation
  • Author : Sam Harris
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2006

Argues that the increasing power of Christian fundamentalists in American politics threatens the country's citizens, blames the Bible for promoting intolerance of other faiths, and describes atheism as "an admission of the obvious."

Anxious to Talk about It
  • Author : Carolyn B. Helsel
  • Publisher : Chalice Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13

"Wait... We're talking about what? I'm not so sure I want to do that." When it comes to discussing racism, many white people are overwhelmed with anxiety, leading to a fight-or-flight response. In Anxious to Talk About It, pastor and professor Carolyn B. Helsel draws on her successful experiences with

  • Author : Sarah Posner
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2021-06

"In terrifying detail, Unholy illustrates how a vast network of white Christian nationalists plotted the authoritarian takeover of the American democratic system. There is no more timely book than this one."--Janet Reitman, author of Inside Scientology Why did so many evangelicals turn out to vote for Donald Trump, a

White Jesus
  • Author : Christopher S. Collins,Alexander Jun,Tabatha L. Jones Jolivet,Allison N. Ash
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-09-28

In White Jesus: The Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education, White Jesus is conceived as a socially constructed apparatus--a mythology that animates the architecture of salvation--that operates stealthily as a veneer for patriarchal White supremacist, capitalist, and imperialist sociopolitical, cultural, and economic agendas. White Jesus was constructed by combining

I Bring the Voices of My People
  • Author : Chanequa Walker-Barnes
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01

Disrupting the racist and sexist biases in conversations on reconciliation Chanequa Walker-Barnes offers a compelling argument that the Christian racial reconciliation movement is incapable of responding to modern-day racism. She demonstrates how reconciliation’s roots in the evangelical, male-centered Promise Keepers’ movement has resulted in a patriarchal and largely symbolic

Whiteness and Morality
  • Author : J. Harvey
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2007-06-14

This book considers how white U.S.-Americans may participate in racial justice-making, and shows how 'white' identities embody problematic moral realities, arguing that reparations for people of African descent and sovereignty for Native peoples are critical for racial justice and transformation of what it means to be white in