The Whitewashing of Christianity

The Whitewashing of Christianity

The Whitewashing of Christianity is informative, insightful and inspirational, telling a history that's often hidden, ignored, revised or unknown.

Author: Jerome Gay

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ISBN: 1953156061

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Page: 250

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A timely narrative of how the Christian faith has presented in a culturally monolithic manner and the effects it has on generations. And a call for Christians to respond with truth and love rooted in the Gospel. The Whitewashing of Christianity is informative, insightful and inspirational, telling a history that's often hidden, ignored, revised or unknown. Confrontational, but not combative, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain the false narrative that Christianity is a white man's religion and how it has presented almost every person in Scripture and most of Africa's theologians and martyrs as white men and women. You will be given countless references that chronicle what whitewashing is, how it has been maintained, the negative effects it has caused and more importantly, how we can stop it. The Whitewashing of Christianity: Takes you on a historical, sociological, judicial and religious journey of how Christianity has been whitewashed - Addresses the negative effects of whitewashing and how many view Christianity as a religion of oppression Presents a full narrative of redemptive history, which finds it roots in Africa Highlights African theologians, philosophers, teachers and martyrs Addresses claims from those that oppose Christianity with sources, Scripture and historical facts Equips people on how to engage inaccurate claims of Christian history and slavery Addresses the concerns of those that think Christianity is not an indigenous faith of people of African descent Equips churches and organizations with ways to combat whitewashing and move in unity The Whitewashing of Christianity leaves us with hope that what's been done historically can be changed. It is compelling, not combative and written from a place of love and desire to fight for presenting Christianity in a diverse way and not a culturally monolithic one. Gay challenges popular views that are historically unfounded and issues a challenge that needs to take place within the Christian church. While challenging and eye-opening, you'll be made aware of a hidden past of accomplishments and contributions of Africa, confronted with a hurtful present of whitewashing effects and inspired by a hopeful future to move forward.
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Robot Theology

Robot Theology

Ethnic diversity was a reality of creation, and despite the whitewashed Christian literary depictions of what Jesus, ... Scholar Jerome Gay Jr. paints a detailed portrait of how throughout Western Christianity a very controlled and ...

Author: Joshua K. Smith

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666710717

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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What is the relationship between artificial intelligence, robots, and theology? The connections are much closer than one might think. There is a deep spiritual longing in the world of AI and robotics. Technology is a prayer; it reveals the depth of our eschatology. Through the study of AI and robotic literature one can see a clear desire to both transcend human limitations and overcome the fallenness of human nature. The questions of ethics, power, and responsibility are not new to Christian anthropology. This book will introduce and examine some of the major ethical issues surrounding current AI and robotic technology from a theological and philosophical lens. In the study of AI and robot ethics, the Christian community has a chance to join the global efforts to build technology for good. Will we join them?
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Intelligent for a black man or just intelligent

Intelligent for a black man or just intelligent

... comes from the racist agenda to wipe out the major contributions of the African culture as some are trying to do with the African Christian forefathers, resulting in the whitewashing of history and the whitewashing of Christianity.

Author: Leonard Tanks Jr.

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781105174261

Category: Religion

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This journal article is was written to address a historic problem where intelligence as a black person is viewed as an exception instead of the rule. Being intelligent and black is historic not an anomaly and in this article I address from the history of the Church, where this problem started. Why this problem started, and how it has modernized itself.
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Found in Translation

Found in Translation

On the whitewashing of Christian history, see Adele Reinhartz, “The Vanishing Jews of Antiquity,” in Jew and Judean, 24 June 2014. Online: marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/vanishing-jews-antiquity -adele-reinhartz/.

Author: James W. Barker

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781612494975

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Found in Translation is at once a themed volume on the translation of ancient Jewish texts and a Festschrift for Leonard J. Greenspoon, the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor in Jewish Civilization and professor of classical and near Eastern studies and of theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Greenspoon has made significant contributions to the study of Jewish biblical translations, particularly the ancient translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek, known as the Septuagint. This volume comprises an internationally renowned group of scholars presenting a wide range of original essays on Bible translation, the influence of culture on biblical translation, Bible translations' reciprocal influence on culture, and the translation of various Jewish texts and collections, especially the Septuagint. Volume editors have painstakingly planned Found in Translation to have the broadest scope of any current work on Jewish biblical translation to reflect Greenspoon's broad impact on the field throughout an august career.
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Hymns and the Christian Myth

Hymns and the Christian Myth

When Christians turned persecutors, the whitewashing of Pilate and heaping of blame upon the Jews in the Gospel narratives were to cause immense and tragic suffering. Nevertheless, the Crucifixion happened. The disciples having melted ...

Author: Lionel Adey

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774844901

Category: Music

Page: 288

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From its beginnings in the Bible, Christian hymnology has fulfilled three functions -- praise, recital and teaching of the Myth, and collective and personal adoration as well as the foundation and worship of the church. In Hymns and the Christian Myth, Lionel Adey demonstrates that over the centuries shifts emphasizing particular elements of the Christian faith accord with the interests and concerns of the times in which the hymns were composed.
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China and Christianity

China and Christianity

People need to know more about Christianity itself , as well as the history and current situation of its development ... The ruin of morality finds its expression in the whitewashing of the evil reality under a beautiful lie .

Author: Stephen Uhalley

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765606615

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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On the basis of a broad review of the past and the present relationship of China and Christianity, the focus of this volume shifts to the future and its potential for both great promise and pitfalls.
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Colonizing Christianity

Colonizing Christianity

One likely explanation for the whitewashing of Greek error in Innocent's early correspondence is the pontiff's pragmatism. For a century, the papacy had sought the assistance of the Byzantine court for their plans in the eastern ...

Author: George E. Demacopoulos

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823284443

Category: Religion

Page: 195

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“A truly extraordinary reevaluation of historical events in light of new theoretical approaches . . . groundbreaking.” —Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies Colonizing Christianity employs postcolonial critique to analyze the transformations of Greek and Latin religious identity in the wake of the Fourth Crusade. Through close readings of texts from the period of Latin occupation, this book argues that the experience of colonization splintered the Greek community over how best to respond to the Latin other while illuminating the mechanisms by which Western Christians authorized and exploited the Christian East. The experience of colonial subjugation opened permanent fissures within the Orthodox community, which struggled to develop a consistent response to aggressive demands for submission to the Roman Church. “Colonizing Christianity's analysis of a number of texts through the lens of colonial and postcolonial theory makes for useful, important, reading. There are significant stakes both for medieval historians and those committed to finding pathways of reconciliation among contemporary Christians.” —David Perry, author of Sacred Plunder: Venice and the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade
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Lions and Lambs

Lions and Lambs

A further note is in order to justify my emphasis on Christianity, so much so that it is a prophecy from the biblical ... in the Cold War.24 While the whitewashing function of Christianity in postwar German politics is indisputable, ...

Author: Noah Benezra Strote

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300228045

Category: History

Page: 372

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A bold new interpretation of Germany’s democratic transformation in the twentieth century, focusing on the generation that shaped the post-Nazi reconstruction Not long after the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust, Germans rebuilt their shattered country and emerged as one of the leading nations of the Western liberal world. In his debut work, Noah Strote analyzes this remarkable turnaround and challenges the widely held perception that the Western Allies—particularly the United States—were responsible for Germany’s transformation. Instead, Strote draws from never-before-seen material to show how common opposition to Adolf Hitler united the fractious groups that had once vied for supremacy under the Weimar Republic, Germany’s first democracy (1918-1933). His character-driven narrative follows ten Germans of rival worldviews who experienced the breakdown of Weimar society, lived under the Nazi dictatorship, and together assumed founding roles in the democratic reconstruction. While many have imagined postwar Germany as the product of foreign-led democratization, this study highlights the crucial role of indigenous ideas and institutions that stretched back decades before Hitler. Foregrounding the resolution of key conflicts that crippled the country’s first democracy, Strote presents a new model for understanding the origins of today’s Federal Republic.
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History of Latin Christianity Introduction A D 67 556 Christian jurisprudence

History of Latin Christianity  Introduction  A D  67 556  Christian jurisprudence

It commanded the total destruction of all images , 2 the whitewashing the walls of the churches . But if the first edict was everywhere received with the most determined aversion , the second maddened the image- worshippers , the mass ...

Author: Henry Hart Milman

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ISBN: UCSD:31822027263243

Category: Church history

Page: 1114

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Categories: Church history

White Washing Our Sins Away

 White Washing Our Sins Away

European Roots As Christianity emerged as the dominant religion in Europe, its spiritual truths became pervasive social truths. By the time the Renaissance was ending, varieties of Christianity had long been established as the ...

Author: Deborah Justice

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438489636

Category: Music

Page: 321

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What if simply changing musical styles could resurrect social power and religious vitality? By the early 1990s, Christianity was losing ground nationally, and mainline Protestants were trending even Whiter and older than America's overall demographic trajectory. The churches knew they needed to diversify. Yet, many mainline churches focused their energies on the so-called Worship Wars, intense aesthetic and theological controversies running through much of White Christian America. Historically, churches had only supported one musical style; now, many mainline Protestant congregations were willing to risk internal schism to support both Contemporary worship—centered around guitars, praise bands, and choruses—and Traditional worship with its pipe organs, chancel choirs, and hymns. Surely, they thought, musical diversity would broadcast tolerance and bring in new members—perhaps it would even help them regain their historically central role in American society. Based on years of ethnographic research, (White)Washing Our Sins Away explores how American mainline Protestants used internal musical controversies to negotiate their shifting position within the nation's diversifying religious and sociopolitical ecosystems.
Categories: Music