Wednesday, May 2, 2012

J. Kameron Carter on Whiteness and Christianity

"The 'strength' by which whiteness became a fait accompli is the strength by which Christianity was quite violently severed from its Jewish roots and subsequently redeployed, again quite violently, as the ground of Western civilization and white cultural nationalism. In short, modern Western civilization is, in the strictest sense of the term, a racial accomplishment, the accomplishment of whiteness. But this accomplishment is a distinctively modern 'Christian' accomplishment, an accomplishment rooted in the refusal to understand Christian identity inside Jewish covenantal life... Alas, Christianity became the white man's religion."

p 286, Race: A Theological Account by J. Kameron Carter

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