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Cokesbury

Reconstructing the Gospel

Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion
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  • 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalists - Multicultural
"I am a man torn in two. And the gospel I inherited is divided." Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove grew up in the Bible Belt in the American South as a faithful church-going Christian. But he gradually came to realize that the gospel his Christianity proclaimed was not good news for everybody. The same Christianity that sang, "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound" also perpetuated racial injustice and white supremacy in the name of Jesus. His Christianity, he discovered, was the religion of the slaveholder. Just as Reconstruction after the Civil War worked to repair a desperately broken society, our compromised Christianity requires a spiritual reconstruction that undoes the injustices of the past. Wilson-Hartgrove traces his journey from the religion of the slaveholder to the Christianity of Christ. Reconstructing the gospel requires facing the pain of the past and present, from racial blindness to systemic abuses of power. Grappling seriously with troubling history and theology, Wilson-Hartgrove recovers the subversiveness of the gospel that sustained the church through centuries of slavery and oppression, from the civil rights era to the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond. When the gospel is reconstructed, freedom rings for both individuals and society as a whole. Discover how Jesus continues to save us from ourselves and each other, to repair the breach and heal our land.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780830845347
    • Manufacturer: IVP Books
    • ISBN 13: 9780830845347
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2018
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
    • Width: 5.88 inches
    • Height: 0.75 inches
    • Length: 8.50 inches
    • Weight: 0.81 pounds
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