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Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Race in America, Part 1

A conversation with Dr. Jennifer McBride, the president of the Bonhoeffer Society and associate dean at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL, and Dr. Kristopher Norris, associate professor of public theology at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. In Part 1 we discuss Bonhoeffer’s life, and how his theological understanding of race developed over time.

Further reading:
Books by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community
The Cost of Discipleship
Letters and Papers from Prison
Creation and Fall

Books by Dr. Jennifer McBride
The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness (Oxford University Press)
Radical Discipleship: A Liturgical Politics of the Gospel (Fortress Press)

Books by Dr. Kristopher Norris
Witnessing Whiteness: Confronting White Supremacy in the American Church (Oxford University Press)

Further Resources
Reggie L. Williams, Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance
Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Beacon Press)
Beverly Daniel Tatum, Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (Basic Books)
Walter Wink, Unmasking the Powers: The Invisible Forces that Determine Human Existence (Fortress Press)

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