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Decolonizing Christianity
Becoming Badass Believers
HARDCOVER; Coming Soon: 3/30/2021
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7847-2
Price: $ 24.99
224 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 5 x 7
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“How curiously different is this white God from the one preached by Jesus who understood faithfulness by how we treat the hungry and thirsty, the naked and alien, the incarcerated and infirm. This white God of empire may be appropriate for global conquerors who benefit from all that has been stolen and through the labor of all those defined as inferior; but such a deity can never be the God of the conquered.” 

Echoing James Cone’s 1970 assertion that white Christianity is a satanic heresy, Miguel De La Torre argues that whiteness has desecrated the message of Jesus. In a scathing indictment, he describes how white American Christians have aligned themselves with the oppressors who subjugate the “least of these”—those who have been systemically marginalized because of their race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status—and, in overwhelming numbers, elected and supported an antichrist as president who has brought the bigotry ingrained in American society out into the open. 

With this follow-up to his earlier Burying White Privilege, De La Torre prophetically outlines how we need to decolonize Christianity and reclaim its revolutionary, badass message. Timid white liberalism is not the answer for De La Torre—only another form of complicity. Working from the parable of the sheep and the goats in the Gospel of Matthew, he calls for unapologetic solidarity with the sheep and an unequivocal rejection of the false, idolatrous Christianity of whiteness.

Table of Contents

1. Lest We Forget
Seeking the Answer
The Least among Us
Remembering Assumptions
2. The Day of Judgement
Complicity with Wolves
Groping Lady Liberty
The US Mortal Sin
Can We Talk?
3. Accompanying the Least of These
Building Hatred
Building Walls and Cages
Building upon Death
The Colorblind Cure
4. Revealing Revelations
The Rise of Antichrists
An Antichrist for Our Times
To Hell with the Jews
Living in the Shadow of Genocide
5. Badass Prophets
The South Will Rise Again
Racing toward a Race War
Mainstreaming White Christian Terrorism
Rejecting White Christianity
Becoming a Badass
Last Gasp or Renewed Resurgence
A Final Note