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Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

R. Drew Smith, William Ackah, Anthony G. Reddie, and Rothney S. Tshaka

Abstract

This volume engages post-racial ideas in both their limitations and promise, while looking specifically at the extent to which contemporary church responses to race-consciousness and post-racial-consciousness enable churches to advance an accurate public accounting of the social implications of race. Contributors examine Christian institutional and intellectual frameworks within the U.S. and South Africa, focusing mainly on post-movement contexts within the two countries—meaning essentially since 1968 in the U.S. and since 1994 in South Africa. Central to the inquiry is whether churches operat ... More

Keywords: Post-racialism, Churches, United States, South Africa, Racism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781628462005
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2016 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. Drew Smith, editor
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and University of South Africa

William Ackah, editor
Birkbeck University of London

Anthony G. Reddie, editor
Bristol Baptist College

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Introduction

R. Drew Smith

I. Periodizing the Discourse on Black Christianity and Race

II. Race, Social Divisions, and Restructured Ecclesial Spaces

III. Religious Cultural Impairments in Assessing Racism’s Social Costs

IV. Theology and (Re)Vitalized Race Consciousness

Collisions between Racism and the Truth of the Cross

Leah Gaskin Fitchue Ebony Joy Fitchue

V Concluding Thoughts

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