Conversations for the Common Good: Willie James Jennings
January 16, 2020
Why has Christianity, a religion premised on neighborly love, failed in its attempts to bridge social divisions? In his book, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, theologian Willie Jennings argues that it is actually Christianity that has created the toxic racial logic that now shapes the Western world. Delving deep into late medieval European soil in which the modern Christian imagination grew, he reveals how Christianity’s highly refined process of socialization has inadvertently created and maintained segregated societies. In conversation with Scot Sherman, Willie Jennings will discuss new ways we can begin to imagine ourselves, our communities and the landscapes we inhabit.