Burying White Privilege

Resurrecting a Badass Christianity

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Miguel De La Torre
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
    , December
     2018.
     162 pages.
     $22.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780802876881.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Daniel Miller forthcoming.

Description

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. The silence concerning—if not the doctrinal justification of—racism, classism, sexism, and homophobia has made white Christianity satanic. Prophetically calling Christian nationalists to repentance, De La Torre rescues the biblical Christ from the distorted Christ of white Christian imagination.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Miguel A. De La Torre is Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. A modern Amos-like prophet who speaks out against myopic American Christianity, he has published over thirty books, including Liberation Theology for Armchair Theologians and Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins.

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