Books: Black and white thinking

Posted in Articles, Book/Video Reviews, Media Archive, Religion, United States on 2012-01-26 23:14Z by Steven

Books: Black and white thinking

The Christian Century

Edward P. Antonio, Associate Professor of Theology and Social Theory
Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado

Brian Bantum. Redeeming Mulatto: A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2010. 260 pp. Hardcover ISBN: 9781602582934.

Redeeming Mulatto presents a complex argument about theology and race. It is impossible to do it justice in a short review. Brian Bantum persuasively challenges traditional ways of thinking about race in the United States by theologically retrieving interracial identity as an important category that has been unduly neglected. In this way he addresses the American tendency to understand race relations in terms of the binary opposition between black and white.

Bantum describes the historical experience of being mulatto/a by suggesting that race in the U.S. functions like religion or as a form of discipleship into which we are all recruited…

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