The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World

Death of Race

By Brian Bantum. Holds that race is like the incarnation, it is a “word made flesh,” the confluence of various powers that allow some to organize and dominate the lives of others. In this way racism is a deeply theological problem, one that is central to the Christian story. Attempts to heal racism will not succeed until society addresses what gives rise to racism in the first place: a fallen understanding of bodies that sees difference as something to resist, defeat, or subdue. Examines the question of race, but through the lens of bodies and what our bodies mean in the midst of a complicated, racialized world, one that perpetually dehumanizes dark bodies, thereby rendering all less than God’s intention. Read more.