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Burying White Privilege: Resurrecting a Badass Christianity

, 2019
ISBN: 9780802876881
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Short. Timely. Poignant. Pointed. Burying White Privilege is all of these and more. This is the book that everybody who cares about contemporary American Christianity will want to read.

Many people wonder how white Christians could not only support Donald Trump for president but also rush to defend an accused child molester running for the US Senate. In a 2017 essay that went viral, Miguel A. De La Torre boldly proclaimed the death of Christianity at the hands of white evangelical nationalists. He continues sounding the death knell in this book.

De La Torre argues that centuries of oppression and greed have effectively ruined evangelical Christianity in the United States. Believers and clerical leaders have killed it, choosing profits over prophets. Prophetically calling Christian nationalists to repentance, De La Torre rescues the biblical Christ from the distorted Christ of white Christian imagination.

  • Examines the state of contemporary American Christianity
  • Addresses issues of racism, classism, sexism, and homophobia
  • Proposes a reconciliation between the church and society
  • Let the Dead Bury the Dead
  • The Fallacy of Whiteness
  • Maintaining and Sustaining Self-Deception
  • Badass Christianity
The doors of the church are open, and brother Miguel De La Torre has a timely word inviting everyone to finally repent and walk away from the American god of Christian nationalists so that we can live out a badass Christianity in the way of Jesus that actually struggles for liberation and justice. This is a necessary word during the Trump era, but it is the kind of enduring message we’ve always needed to be confronted with, ever since this mangled white Christianity first emerged.

—Drew G. I. Hart, author of Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

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Miguel A. De La Torre is associate professor of social ethics at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. He is the author of several books, including The Quest for the Historical Satan, Social Justice from a Latino/a Perspective, Liberating Jonah: Forming an Ethics of Reconciliation, and Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins. He is president of the Society for Christian Ethics and a board member of the American Academy of Religion. He is also the editor of the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion.


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