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The Resource Reconstructing the Gospel : finding freedom from slaveholder religion, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove ; foreword by William J. Barber II

Reconstructing the Gospel : finding freedom from slaveholder religion, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove ; foreword by William J. Barber II

Label
Reconstructing the Gospel : finding freedom from slaveholder religion
Title
Reconstructing the Gospel
Title remainder
finding freedom from slaveholder religion
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove ; foreword by William J. Barber II
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'I am a man torn in two. And the gospel I inherited is divided.' Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove grew up in the Bible Belt in the American South as a faithful church-going Christian. But he gradually came to realize that the gospel his Christianity proclaimed was not good news for everybody. The same Christianity that sang, 'Amazing grace, how sweet the sound' also perpetuated racial injustice and white supremacy in the name of Jesus. His Christianity, he discovered, was the religion of the slaveholder. Just as Reconstruction after the Civil War worked to repair a desperately broken society, our compromised Christianity requires a spiritual reconstruction that undoes the injustices of the past. Wilson-Hartgrove traces his journey from the religion of the slaveholder to the Christianity of Christ. Reconstructing the gospel requires facing the pain of the past and present, from racial blindness to systemic abuses of power. Grappling seriously with troubling history and theology, Wilson-Hartgrove recovers the subversiveness of the gospel that sustained the church through centuries of slavery and oppression, from the civil rights era to the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond. When the gospel is reconstructed, freedom rings both for individuals and for society as a whole. Discover how Jesus continues to save us from ourselves and each other, to repair the breach and heal our land"--
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson-Hartgrove, Jonathan
Dewey number
277.3/083
Index
no index present
LC call number
BT810.3
LC item number
.W56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Barber, William J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liberty
  • Racism
  • Race relations
  • United States
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Label
Reconstructing the Gospel : finding freedom from slaveholder religion, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove ; foreword by William J. Barber II
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-198)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Slaveholder religion. Christmas on the plantation ; Immoral majority ; Racial blindness ; Living in skin ; This is my body, broken ; A gilded cross in the public square -- Part II: The Christianity of Christ. The other half of history ; Moral revival ; Having church ; Healing the heart -- Epilogue: A letter to my grandfather and my son
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780830845347
Lccn
2018007325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1011209535
  • (OCoLC)1011209535
  • 2127590
Label
Reconstructing the Gospel : finding freedom from slaveholder religion, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove ; foreword by William J. Barber II
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-198)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Slaveholder religion. Christmas on the plantation ; Immoral majority ; Racial blindness ; Living in skin ; This is my body, broken ; A gilded cross in the public square -- Part II: The Christianity of Christ. The other half of history ; Moral revival ; Having church ; Healing the heart -- Epilogue: A letter to my grandfather and my son
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780830845347
Lccn
2018007325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1011209535
  • (OCoLC)1011209535
  • 2127590

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