By Reggie L. Williams
In this booklet writer Reggie L. Williams follows Bonhoeffer as he defies Germany with Harlem’s black Jesus. The Christology Bonhoeffer discovered in Harlem’s church buildings featured a black Christ who suffered with African american citizens of their fight opposed to systemic injustice and racial violence—and then resisted. within the pews of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, less than the management of Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., Bonhoeffer absorbed the Christianity of the Harlem Renaissance. This Christianity integrated a Jesus who stands with the oppressed instead of joins the oppressors and a theology that demanding situations the best way God can be utilized to underwrite a union of race and religion.
Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus argues that the black American narrative led Dietrich Bonhoeffer to the fact that obedience to Jesus calls for concrete old motion. This ethic of resistance not just indicted the church of the German Volk, but in addition maintains to form the character of Christian discipleship today.
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