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Willie Jennings: Finding the Essence of Christianity in Racial America

Date of Lecture: November 28, 2018

Willie JenningsAbout the Speaker: Willie Jennings is associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale Divinity School and author of "The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race" (Yale 2010). He is an ordained Baptist minister and has served as interim pastor for several North Carolina churches.

About the Talk: Jennings proposes that in order to articulate the essence of Christianity, we need to adopt a spiritual practice that cultivates a sense of belonging and initiates us in: renunciation of whiteness, humility of a learner, and a desire for life together that is registered geographically.

His talk is one of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.