Book Review: White Jesus: the Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education
White Jesus: the Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education
Alexander Jun, Tabatha L. Jones Jolivet, Allison N. Ash, Christopher S. Collins
New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2018Â |Â 119 Pp. PaperbackÂ |Â ISBN 978-1-43315-769-1
White Jesus: The Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education engages the difficult conversation regarding the practice of Christianity in the United States and its inseparable connection to the White supremacy and racism that mars the history of the United States and much of White American Christianity. The book begins with a poignant description of the stark reality of racism in religion. It ends with a summary of proposed, yet necessary changes that could be catalyzed by Christians who follow Jesus without changing him into a self-protecting image of themselves. InÂ White Jesus, Jun, Jones Jolivet, Ash, and Collins hope to engage in a conversation to expose the past realities of complicity in attitudes and actions that perpetuate racism on the part of much of U.S. Christianity and to construct a more biblical theology that is void of the idol of a human-made White Jesus.
Asuza Pacific University
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