America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics
Book signing and Dialogue with Author Joel Edward Goza
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for a Dialogue and Book signing with Joel Edward Goza, author of America’s Unholy Ghosts. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
America’s Unholy Ghosts examines a philosophical “trinity”–Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Adam Smith–whose works collectively helped to institutionalize, imagine, and ingrain racist ideologies into the hearts and minds of the American people. As time passed, America’s racial imagination evolved to form people incapable of recognizing their addiction to racist ideas. Thus, Ghosts comes to a close with the brilliant faith and politics of Martin Luther King, Jr. who sought to write the conscience of the Prophetic Black Church onto American hearts, minds, and laws. If our nation’s racist instincts still haunt our land, so too do our hopes and desires for a faith and politics marked by mercy, justice, and equity–and there is no better guide to that land than the Prophetic Black Church and the one who saw such a land from the mountaintop.
3412 Crawford Street, Parking in Lot 9
Free but donations are greatly appreciated.
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