Ebooks on the Black Christian Experience
Recent events have highlighted the enduring prevalence of racism and xenophobia in America, Canada, and around the globe. The Allison Library laments the abuse of people who are loved by God and created in his image. We grieve over the deaths of victims of systemic racism and oppression. We repent of the ways we have consciously and unconsciously fostered attitudes that have been hurtful and harmful to peoples of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
One step we can take is to grow in our understanding, because understanding builds empathy and the courage to live differently. To this end, the Library has curated a collection of ebooks that explore black theology and the black experience of Christianity, and which inform this heart-breaking cultural moment. In response to mass protests in the USA and elsewhere we have chosen to focus on the experience of black people, but we acknowledge that peoples of other racial and ethnic backgrounds have also been the target of racial injustice.
Brian Bantum (2016) - The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World
J. Kameron Carter (2008) - Race: A Theological Account
James H. Cone (2010) - A Black Theology of Liberation
James H. Cone (2011) - The Cross and the Lynching Tree
M. Shawn Copeland (2018) - Knowing Christ Crucified: The Witness of African American Religious Experience
Curtiss Paul DeYoung et al. (2004) - United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race
Kelly Brown Douglas (2015) - Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God
Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith (2000) - Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America
James L. Gorman (2019) - Slavery's Long Shadow: Race and Reconciliation in American Christianity
Jennifer Harvey (2014) - Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation
Daniel Hill (2017) - White Awake: An Honest Look at What it Means to Be White
Jasmine L. Holmes (2020) - Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope
Willie James Jennings (2010) - The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race
David P. Leong (2017) - Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation
Kristopher Norris (2020) - Witnessing Whiteness: Confronting White Supremacy in the American Church
Robert J. Priest and Alvaro L. Nieves, eds. (2007) - This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith
Love L. Sechrest et al., eds. (2018) - Can "White" People be Saved?: Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission
Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry, eds. (2018) - To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr.
David Winston Swanson (2020) - Redisciplining the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity
Emilie Maureen Townes (2006) - Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil
Chanequa Walker-Barnes (2019) - I Bring the Voices of My People: A Womanist Vision for Racial Reconciliation
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (2018) - Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion
George Yancy (2012) - Christology and Whiteness: What Would Jesus Do?