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By J. Kameron Carter

In Race: A Theological Account, J. Kameron Carter meditates at the a number of legacies implicated within the creation of a racialized global and that also mark how we functionality in it and examine ourselves. those are the legacies of colonialism and empire, political theories of the nation, anthropological theories of the human, and philosophy itself, from the eighteenth-century Enlightenment to the present.

Carter's declare is that Christian theology, and the sign transformation it (along with Christianity) underwent, is on the center of those legacies. In that transformation, Christian anti-Judaism biologized itself that allows you to racialize itself. for this reason, and with the legitimation of Christian theology, Christianity grew to become the cultural estate of the West, the spiritual flooring of white supremacy and international hegemony. briefly, Christianity grew to become white. The racial mind's eye is hence a selected form of theological problem.

no longer content material in basic terms to explain this challenge, Carter constructs a fashion ahead for Christian theology. via engagement with figures as disparate in outlook and as different around the historic panorama as Immanuel Kant, Frederick Douglass, Jarena Lee, Michel Foucault, Cornel West, Albert Raboteau, Charles lengthy, James Cone, Irenaeus of Lyons, Gregory of Nyssa, and Maximus the Confessor, Carter reorients the complete of Christian theology, bringing it into the twenty-first century.

Neither an easy reiteration of Black Theology nor one other expression of the hot theological orthodoxies, this groundbreaking booklet may be an immense contribution to modern Christian theology, with ramifications in different parts of the humanities.

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