The Christian Imagination

By Willie James Jennings,

Book cover of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race

Book description

A ground-breaking account of the potential and failures of Christianity since the colonialist period-winner of the 2015 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion and of an American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence

"Detailing the nooks and crannies of white supremacist Christianity, The Christian Imagination allows not only for greater sophistication…

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1 author picked The Christian Imagination as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

You’ll be dazzled by the brilliance of this author, and the beauty of his writing.  The book is impossible to summarize, but if you want to understand how the spread of a specifically Christian imagination around the world produces a racial grid, racial thinking, and racism, this book is indispensable.  Whether you’re interested in modern race, or race in all the long centuries before, you’ll come away with a better understanding of how the spread of the Christian religion has produced race and racisms.

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