After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging

After Whiteness

By Willie James Jennings. The book shares the insights the author gained from extensive experience in theological education, most notably as the dean of a major university’s divinity school—where he remains one of the only African Americans to have ever served in that role. Reflects on the distortions hidden in plain sight within the world of education but holds onto hope for what theological education can be and how it can position itself at the front of a cultural shift away from white, Western cultural hegemony. Argues that this can only happen through the power and energy of authentic connection with God and our fellow human beings. It is a call for Christian intellectuals to exchange isolation for intimacy and embrace their place in the crowd—just like the crowd that followed Jesus and experienced his miracles. It is part memoir, part decolonial analysis, and part poetry—a multimodal discourse that transgresses boundaries. Read more.