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Witnessing Whiteness

Kristopher Norris

Abstract

Witnessing Whiteness analyzes the current racial climate of American Christianity and argues for a new ethics of responsibility to confront white supremacy. Examining the current manifestations of racism in American churches, exploring the theological roots of white supremacy, and reflecting on the ways whiteness impacts even well-meaning, progressive white theologians, this book diagnoses the ways that all of white theology and white Christian practice are implicated in white supremacy. By identifying the roots of white supremacy within the church’s theology and practice, the book argues that ... More

Keywords: racism, whiteness, white supremacy, Stanley Hauerwas, James Cone, black liberation theology, postliberalism, responsibility, ethics, narrative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190055813
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190055813.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristopher Norris, author
Visiting Professor of Public Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary

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