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The Resource Decolonizing Christianity : becoming badass believers, Miguel A. De La Torre

Decolonizing Christianity : becoming badass believers, Miguel A. De La Torre

Label
Decolonizing Christianity : becoming badass believers
Title
Decolonizing Christianity
Title remainder
becoming badass believers
Statement of responsibility
Miguel A. De La Torre
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How curiously different is this white God from the one preached by Jesus who understood faithfulness by how we treat the hungry and thirsty, the naked and alien, the incarcerated and infirm. This white God of empire may be appropriate for global conquerors who benefit from all that has been stolen and through the labor of all those defined as inferior; but such a deity can never be the God of the conquered." Echoing James Cone's 1970 assertion that white Christianity is a satanic heresy, Miguel De La Torre argues that whiteness has desecrated the message of Jesus. In a scathing indictment, he describes how white American Christians have aligned themselves with the oppressors who subjugate the "least of these"--those who have been systemically marginalized because of their race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status--and, in overwhelming numbers, elected and supported an antichrist as president who has brought the bigotry ingrained in American society out into the open. With this follow-up to his earlier Burying White Privilege, De La Torre prophetically outlines how we need to decolonize Christianity and reclaim its revolutionary, badass message. Timid white liberalism is not the answer for De La Torre--only another form of complicity. Working from the parable of the sheep and the goats in the Gospel of Matthew, he calls for unapologetic solidarity with the sheep and an unequivocal rejection of the false, idolatrous Christianity of whiteness
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De La Torre, Miguel A
Dewey number
261.80973
Index
no index present
LC call number
BR560
LC item number
.D4 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity
  • Church work with minorities
  • Postcolonial theology
  • Christianity
  • Church work with minorities
  • Postcolonial theology
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Decolonizing Christianity : becoming badass believers, Miguel A. De La Torre
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lest we forget -- The day of judgment -- Accompanying the least of these -- Revealing revelations -- Badass prophets
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
vii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780802878472
Lccn
2020040441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1198987942
  • (OCoLC)on1198987942
Label
Decolonizing Christianity : becoming badass believers, Miguel A. De La Torre
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lest we forget -- The day of judgment -- Accompanying the least of these -- Revealing revelations -- Badass prophets
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
vii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780802878472
Lccn
2020040441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1198987942
  • (OCoLC)on1198987942

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