WHY WE NEED A PUBLIC BLACK THEOLOGY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Writing about black religious culture should not be the qualification for being a black Christian intellectual. ---Joshua L Lazard
Lloyd writes, “To come across a Christian public intellectual—as Alan Jacobs notes in Harper’s this month—is a rare occurrence. To come across a Black Christian public intellectual is even less likely.” He goes on to say “the need for the Black Christian public intellectual is particularly acute today. Jacobs observes that Christian public intellectuals are uniquely situated to address the conflicts over public religion that appear regularly in the headlines. The Black Christian public intellectual is doubly important, serving as a translator of both Christian and Black concerns to a white, secular public that is attuned to racial injustice more now than any time in the past half century.” Read more here.