Jonathan Edwards and American Racism: Can the Theology of a Slaveholder be Trusted by the Descendants of Slaves


In this talk, Thabiti Anyabwile answers the difficult question — should African-Americans in particular claim, regard highly, and trust the theology of a slave-holder? This question carries the freight of centuries of Christian moral failure, racial oppression, and tension. Louis Love and Charlie Dates also respond to this question.

This lecture was given during the spring of 2012 at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where Thabiti Anyabwile presented the “Jonathan Edwards & the Church” lecture series, a joint-ministry of the Henry Center for Theological Understanding and Jonathan Edwards Center.

Thabiti Anyabwile
Thabiti Anyabwile serves as a pastor of Anacostia River Church (Washington DC). He is the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of two daughters and one son. Holler at him on Twitter: @ThabitiAnyabwil

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