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    The Myth of Equality

    Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege

    by Ken Wytsma

    Is privilege real or imagined? Ken Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race-related issues. And he helps us come to a deeper understanding of both the origins of these issues and the reconciling role we are called to play as witnesses of the gospel.

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    Evangelical Theologies of Liberation and Justice

    Edited by Mae Elise Cannon and Andrea Smith

    Despite the current evangelical focus on justice work, evangelical theologians have not adequately developed a theological foundation for this activism. In this insightful resource, evangelical academics, activists, and pastors come together to survey the history and outlines of liberation theology, opening a conversation for developing a specifically evangelical view of liberation that speaks to the critical justice issues of our time.

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    Can "White" People Be Saved?

    Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission

    Missiological Engagements

    Edited by Love L. Sechrest, Johnny Ramírez-Johnson, and Amos Yong
    Contributions by Willie James Jennings, Andrea Smith, Hak Joon Lee, Akintunde E. Akinade, Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, Angel D. Santiago-Vendrell, Andrew T. Draper, Erin Dufault-Hunter, Clifton Clarke, Daniel Jeyaraj, and Jonathan Tran

    White normativity as a way of being in the world has been parasitically joined to Christianity, and this is the ground of many of our problems today. Written by a world-class roster of scholars, this volume develops language to describe the current realities of race and racism, challenging evangelical Christianity to think more critically and constructively about race, ethnicity, migration, and mission in relation to white supremacy.

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    Reconstructing the Gospel

    Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion

    by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
    Foreword by The Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II

    Just as Reconstruction after the Civil War worked to repair a desperately broken society, our Christianity requires a spiritual reconstruction that undoes the injustices of the past. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove traces his journey from the religion of the slaveholder to the Christianity of Christ, showing that when the gospel is reconstructed, freedom rings for both individuals and society as a whole.

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    Rethinking Incarceration

    Advocating for Justice That Restores

    by Dominique DuBois Gilliard

    The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Exploring the history and foundations of mass incarceration, Dominique Gilliard examines Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion, assessing justice in light of Scripture, and showing how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles.

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    Unsettling Truths

    The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery

    by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah

    You cannot discover lands already inhabited. In this prophetic blend of history, theology, and cultural commentary, Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah reveal the damaging effects of the "Doctrine of Discovery," which institutionalized American triumphalism and white supremacy. This book calls our nation and churches to a truth-telling that will expose past injustices and open the door to conciliation and true community.

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    Early Libyan Christianity

    Uncovering a North African Tradition

    Early African Christianity Set

    by Thomas C. Oden

    Thomas C. Oden reaches back to the earliest days of Christianity to uncover a fertile North African community nearly lost to posterity. Set against this vibrant scene in Libya, well known figures like Tertullian and Sabellius are seen in a new light while lesser known martyrs and bishops find their rightful place in Christian history.

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    Diverse Worship

    African-American, Caribbean and Hispanic Perspectives

    by Pedrito U. Maynard-Reid

    Pedrito Maynard-Reid explores the multiethnic dimensions of worship by looking at African American, Caribbean and Hispanic contexts of worship.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    More Than Equals

    Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel

    by Spencer Perkins and Chris Rice

    Spencer Perkins and Chris Rice set out a bold, practical plan for racial reconciliation which has as its motivation more than harmonious living--namely, a witness to the truth and power of the gospel.

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    The Hip-Hop Church

    Connecting with the Movement Shaping Our Culture

    by Efrem Smith and Phil Jackson
    Foreword by Bakari Kitwana and Alton B. Pollard III

    Pastors Efrem Smith and Phil Jackson show the urgency of connecting hip-hop culture and church to reach a generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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