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By Reggie L. Williams

Dietrich Bonhoeffer publicly faced Nazism and anti-Semitic racism in Hitler’s Germany. The Reich’s political ideology, whilst combined with theology of the German Christian circulate, became Jesus right into a divine illustration of the perfect, racially natural Aryan and allowed race-hate to develop into a part of Germany’s spiritual lifestyles. Bonhoeffer supplied a Christian reaction to Nazi atrocities.

In this booklet writer Reggie L. Williams follows Bonhoeffer as he defies Germany with Harlem’s black Jesus. The Christology Bonhoeffer discovered in Harlem’s church buildings featured a black Christ who suffered with African americans of their fight opposed to systemic injustice and racial violence—and then resisted. within the pews of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, lower than the management of Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., Bonhoeffer absorbed the Christianity of the Harlem Renaissance. This Christianity integrated a Jesus who stands with the oppressed instead of joins the oppressors and a theology that demanding situations the best way God can be utilized to underwrite a union of race and religion.

Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus argues that the black American narrative led Dietrich Bonhoeffer to the fact that obedience to Jesus calls for concrete old motion. This ethic of resistance not just indicted the church of the German Volk, but in addition maintains to form the character of Christian discipleship today.

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