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More About This Title Burying White Privilege
Argues that the biblical Christ is not the Christ of white Christian imagination
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 sup-port Donald Trump for president but also rush to defend an accused child molester running for the US Senate. In a 2017 on-line essay that went viral, Miguel A. De La Torre boldly proclaimed the death of Christianity at the hands of white evangelical nation-alists. He continues sounding the death knell in this book.In Burying White Privilege De La Torre argues that centuries of oppression and greed have effectively ruined evangelical Chris-tianity in the US. Believers and clerical leaders have killed it, choosing profits over prophets. Prophetically calling white Chris-tians to repentance, De La Torre seeks to rescue the biblical Christ from the distorted Christ of white Christianity.
Miguel A. De La Torre is professor of social ethics and Latinx Studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. A modern Amos-like prophet who speaks out against myopic American Christianity, he has published over thirty books, including Liberation Theology for Armchair Theologians and Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins.