A LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER - APRIL 2019

Twenty-five years ago, Kelly Brown Douglas, an Episcopal priest, womanist theologian, and now dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, published her first book with us, The Black Christ. In a new anniversary edition, published this month, she describes the journey that led to this work, and how her thinking has progressed in the meantime. In particular, Douglas has analyzed the ideology of white supremacy and its role in the founding myth of American exceptionalism. She has developed these ideas in such works as her recent Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, and in penetrating essays in Anti-Blackness and Christian Ethics and the ever-relevant Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump.

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