Miguel De La Torre foresees a future America dominated by white nationalists--and equips us with the tools to resist it.
In Burying White Privilege: Resurrecting a Badass Christianity
, he opened our eyes to white Christians' complicity in maintaining racist hierarchy in America. In its sequel, Decolonizing Christianity: Becoming Badass Believers
, he encouraged us to decolonize Christianity and return it to its revolutionary roots. Now, in his conclusion to the Badass trilogy, Miguel A. De La Torre shows us the America on our horizon, should we continue down the path of heretical white Christianity--and the outlook is not bright. Resisting Apartheid America: Living the Badass Gospel
assesses the past and present threads of systemic racism in American politics, from Plymouth Rock to the Capitol on January 6. Sweeping and unsparing in his critique, De La Torre takes on authors sacrosanct in Christian theology, including Paul, Augustine, and heroes of the Reformation, aiming to uproot the foundations of racism in Christianity. Following these through lines of oppression, he warns of a decline in democracy and rise in political violence. Yet he also equips us with the nonviolent ethical framework to resist this bleak future, calling upon us to remake America in the image of the God of liberation