Jon Michael Spencer's bold book steps into the intersection of African American life and Christian traditions. He tracks ways in which distoritons within the biblical and theological traditions-notably their biases and myths about gender, race, and class-have infected even black Christianity. His learned and eloquent plea for a more critical Christianity has important implications for all churches.
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