"White supremacy is an enduring problem in America and its churches and theology. This book is an important contribution to its meaning and what we must do to fight against it. I strongly recommend it." --James H. Cone, author, The Cross and the Lynching Tree
"Read just a few pages of this text and you can sense the intellectual energy and sense of urgency that radiates from this stellar cast of intellectuals. Insightful, penetrating, and helpful, these essays commend a form of Christian Ethics crucial for this antagonistic moment when so many are unclear on how to proceed. Years from now this book will be seen as marking a crucial moment in Christian Ethics. I am glad I am here to see it and witness it in print." --Willie James Jennings, Yale Divinity School
"This volume, a call to intellectual, theological, and moral accountability, deserves to be required reading for Christian theological ethicists." -- Horizons (CTS)
From police violence to mass incarceration, from environmental racism to micro-aggressions, the moral gravity of anti-black racism is attracting broad attention. How do Christian ideas, practices, and institutions contribute to today’s struggle for racial justice? And how do they need to be reimagined in light of the challenges to white supremacy posed by today’s movements for racial justice?
With contributions by leading experts such as Katie Grimes, Steven Battin, Santiago Slabodsky, M. Shawn Copeland, Kelly Brown Douglas, Elias Ortega-Aponte, Ashon Crawley, Eboni Marshall Turman, and Bryan Massingale, this collection speaks to scholars, students, activists, and Christians of all races who believe that black lives matter.
Vincent W. Lloyd is associate professor of religion at Syracuse University. His most recent book is Black Natural Law (Oxford).
Andrew Prevot is assistant professor of theology at Boston College. He is the author of Thinking Prayer (University of Notre Dame Press).