Next Article in Journal
Positive Religious Coping and Mental Health among Christians and Muslims in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Next Article in Special Issue
Prison as a Site of Intense Religious Change: The Example of Conversion to Islam
Previous Article in Journal
Religious/Spiritual Referrals in Hospice and Palliative Care
Previous Article in Special Issue
Suffering and Sacrifice in an Unfinished Universe: The Energy of Love
Article

Reassessing the Inculcation of an Anti-Racist Ethic for Christian Ministry: From Racism Awareness to Deconstructing Whiteness

1
Regent’s Park College, The University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2LB, UK
2
The Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology, The University of South Africa, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Religions 2020, 11(10), 497; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11100497
Received: 7 August 2020 / Revised: 15 September 2020 / Accepted: 25 September 2020 / Published: 29 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Provinces of Moral Theology and Religious Ethics)
This paper outlines the means by which candidates training for Christian ministry are encouraged to engage with the deontological positionality of anti-racism as a substantive element of Christian praxis. The first part of the paper provides some brief historical reflections on what was then the conventional approach to teaching an anti-racist ethic for Christian ministry, namely, the practice of “racism awareness”. Following these reflections, the author proceeds to outline the epistemological change that has occurred in his own ethical teaching, moving from the focus on racism awareness to a more critical, postcolonial deconstruction of Whiteness and its concomitant links to Mission Christianity. Mission Christianity, the religion that underpinned the British Empire, is identified as the repository that helped to institutionalise the existence of “white supremacy” and racism within the body politic of colonialism and the rise of notions of “manifest destiny”. In switching the modus operandi for an anti-racist ethic within Christian ministry, this paper seeks to reframe the ways in which the ethical basis for opposing and resisting racism is effected within Christian theology View Full-Text
Keywords: anti-racist ethic; Mission Christianity; racism awareness; Whiteness; Christian ministry anti-racist ethic; Mission Christianity; racism awareness; Whiteness; Christian ministry
MDPI and ACS Style

Reddie, A. Reassessing the Inculcation of an Anti-Racist Ethic for Christian Ministry: From Racism Awareness to Deconstructing Whiteness. Religions 2020, 11, 497. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11100497

AMA Style

Reddie A. Reassessing the Inculcation of an Anti-Racist Ethic for Christian Ministry: From Racism Awareness to Deconstructing Whiteness. Religions. 2020; 11(10):497. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11100497

Chicago/Turabian Style

Reddie, Anthony. 2020. "Reassessing the Inculcation of an Anti-Racist Ethic for Christian Ministry: From Racism Awareness to Deconstructing Whiteness" Religions 11, no. 10: 497. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11100497

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop