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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. 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.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Miguel A. De La Torre
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2018-12-11
File: 168 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781467453257

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Author: Miguel A. De La Torre
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Release: 2018
File: 165 Pages
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Genre: Religion
Author: De La Torre, Miguel A.
Publisher: Orbis Books
Release: 2015-04-21
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608333431

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This introduction focuses on how issues involving race, class, and gender influence our understanding of the Bible. Describing how "standard" readings of the Bible are not always acceptable to people or groups on the "margins," this book afters valuable new insights into biblical texts today.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Miguel A. De La Torre
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Release: 2002
File: 196 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015064094637

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This book will attempt to explore faith-based responses to unending injustices by embracing the reality of hopelessness. It rejects the pontifications of some salvation history that move the faithful toward an eschatological promise that, when looking back at history, makes sense of all Christian-led brutalities, mayhem, and carnage. To embrace hopelessness moves away from a middle-class privilege that assumes all is going to work out in the end. By upsetting the norm, an opportunity might arise that can lead us to a more just situation, although such acts of defiance usually lead to crucifixion. Hopelessness is what leads to radical liberative praxis.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Miguel A. De La Torre
Publisher: Fortress Press
Release: 2017-10-01
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781506433424

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Author: Miguel A. De La Torre
Publisher: Orbis Books
Release: 2014-04-30
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608334476

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In this helpful addition to the Armchair Theologians series, Miguel A. De La Torre provides a concise overview of the global religious movement known as liberation theology that focuses on defining the major themes of this movement, as well as dispelling some common misconceptions. Liberation theology attempts to reflect upon the divine as understood from the poor, the marginalized, and the disenfranchised. The key figures, historical developments, and interfaith manifestations are all explored in this thorough introduction. Expertly written by De La Torre and accompanied by Ron Hill's illustrations, this book will serve as a primary text for those who may have little knowledge of or have never heard of liberation theology.

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Genre: Religion
Author: MIGUEL DE LA TORRE
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Release: 2013
File: 168 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780664238131

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The myth of a color-blind society is deconstructed in this powerful new look at race in America that consults sociologists, economists, criminologists, political scientists, and legal scholars in the search for answers to why so many white Americans think racism is no longer a problem. (Social Science)

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Michael K. Brown
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2003-09-18
File: 338 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780520237063

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Immediately after the Civil War, white women across the South organized to retrieve the remains of Confederate soldiers. In Virginia alone, these Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMAs) relocated and reinterred the remains of more than 72,000 soldiers. Challenging the notion that southern white women were peripheral to the Lost Cause movement until the 1890s, Caroline Janney restores these women as the earliest creators and purveyors of Confederate tradition. Long before national groups such as the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and the United Daughters of the Confederacy were established, Janney shows, local LMAs were earning sympathy for defeated Confederates. Her exploration introduces new ways in which gender played a vital role in shaping the politics, culture, and society of the late nineteenth-century South.

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Genre: History
Author: Caroline E. Janney
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Release: 2012-02-01
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 0807882704

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