Conversations, Reading Guides, Volume 9

Our God is Too White? Diversifying our Theology.

Willie Jennings

A friend of mine recently posted this NY Times article about the lack of diversity in philosophy on his Facebook wall, and speculated that its argument might also apply to theology. 

When you read theology, how many of the theologians are white men?

As a means to start diversifying our theological reading, here are 10 important books by non-white theologians. These books will undoubtedly open the gates to a host of works by other authors.


Willie Jennings
The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race

Listen to a talk that Jennings gave
at the Slow Church Conference in 2014.


Excerpt from The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race


IMAGE CREDIT: Willie Jennnings at the Slow Church Conference. Photo by Felipe Martinez. Used with permission.


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