Bonhoeffer and the Negro Church



“The race question has been a real problem for American Christianity from the beginning. Today about one American in ten is a Negro. The turning aside of the newly arising generation of Negroes from the faith of their elders, which, with its strong eschatological orientation, seems to them to be a hindrance to the progress of their race and their rights is one of the ominous signs of a failing of the church in past centuries and a hard problem for the future. If it has come about that today the ‘black Christ’ has to be led into the field against the ‘white Christ’ by a young Negro poet, than a deep cleft in the church of Jesus Christ is indicated.” Read on.

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6 thoughts on “Bonhoeffer and the Negro Church

  1. Anthony,
    Have you seen Josiah Ulysses Young III,_No Difference in the Fare: Dietrich Bonehoeffer and the Problem of Racism_ (Eerdmans, 1998)?

    Did you hear back about the panel yet?

    Peace,
    Phil

  2. Yeah, I heard that my paper and (some form) of the panel was accepted. I’ll look into why you (and some of the others) haven’t been notified.

    In the meantime, check this out:
    J. Deotis Roberts, _Bonehoeffer and King: Speaking Truth to Power_ (Westminster/John Knox, 2005)

  3. Dude! You don’t send me flowers… or come visit me on Tuesday Wings night at Midtown anymore. What’s up with that? I miss you, brother.

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