Coram Deo Discussion Series: Christian Identity and Questions of Race
Posted by: Department of Theology and Philosophy
“Christian Identity and Questions of Race”
Gal. 3:28 is often used as the justification by many Christians to avoid talking about issues of race or ethnicity, positing the view that “If we are all one in Christ, then race doesn’t matter.” But is that really what scripture says? Does scripture discuss ethnicity and if so, how? What role has the church played in shaping views of race or ethnicity and what is the church’s responsibility in a modern discussion of this issue? Is reconciliation possible if we don’t acknowledge historical and/or present divisions over issues of race and ethnicity?
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