This week, take Theology and Racial Justice with J. Kameron Carter, either For Individuals or For Groups, depending on how you want to engage the material. This course is the third of five courses in our Lenten series on building racial justice, created in partnership with Trinity Institute and free to anybody who wishes to take them through Lent of 2016.
In this class, J. Kameron Carter, a professor of religion at Duke University’s Divinity School, discusses the origins of race, which resulted from Europe’s first forays into the New World and into sub-Saharan Africa. He develops the argument that these first encounters with Africans and with Native Americans were tightly wrapped up in Christian theological thinking and that as the white church developed in North America, the white church remained closely involved with the expropriation and exclusion of people of color. In response, he argues, the black church in America developed an extraordinarily inclusive and ecumenical approach to Christianity.
This class can be taken as part of our Lenten series on on its own for anybody who wishes to learn more about the origins of race and about how our racial history affected the growth of the Church in the United States.
For a preview of Dr. Carter’s class, please click below.