When God Became White: Dismantling Whiteness for a More Just Christianity (Paperback)

When God Became White: Dismantling Whiteness for a More Just Christianity By Grace Ji-Sun Kim, David P. Gushee (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Grace Ji-Sun Kim, David P. Gushee (Foreword by)
$18.00
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Description


When Western Christians think about God, the default image that comes to mind is usually white and male. How did that happen?

Christianity is rooted in the ancient Near East among people of darker skin. But over time, European Christians cast Jesus in their own image, with art that imagined a fair-skinned Savior in the style of imperial rulers. Grace Ji-Sun Kim explores the historical origins and theological implications of how Jesus became white and God became a white male. The myth of the white male God has had a devastating effect as it enabled Christianity to have a profoundly colonialist posture across the globe. Kim examines the roots of the distortion, its harmful impact on the world, and shows what it looks like to recover the biblical reality of a nonwhite, nongendered God. Rediscovering God as Spirit leads us to a more just faith and a better church and world.

About the Author


Grace Ji-Sun Kim (PhD, University of Toronto) is professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana. She is the host of the Madang podcast and has published in TIME, Huffington Post, US Catholic, and The Nation. She is an ordained PC(USA) minister and enjoys being a guest preacher on most Sundays. Her many books include Invisible, Reimagining Spirit, and Healing Our Broken Humanity. She and her spouse, Perry, have three young adult children and live in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781514009390
ISBN-10: 1514009390
Publisher: IVP
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 200
Language: English