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Books by Anthony Reddie


Is God Colour-Blind?: Insights from Black Theology for Christian Faith and Ministry
Publisher:        SPCK Publishing
RRP:                 £12.99
This insightful guide shows how Black theology makes a difference to Christian thought and practice. Full of Bible studies and practical exercises, here is a stimulating resource that encourages a new awareness of ourselves and others.

Theologising Brexit: A Liberationist and Postcolonial Critique
Publisher:        Routledge
RRP:                 £36.99
This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the theological challenge presented by the new post-Brexit epoch. The referendum vote for Britain to leave the European Union has led to a seismic shift in the ways in which parts of the British population view and judge their compatriots. The subsequent rise in the reported number of racially motivated incidents and the climate of vilification and negativity directed at anyone not viewed as ‘authentically’ British should be a matter of concern for all people.

The book is comprised of a series of essays that address varying aspects of what it means to be British and the ways in which churches in Britain and the Christian faith could and should respond to a rising tide of White English nationalism. It is a provocative challenge to the all too often tolerated xenophobia, as well as the paucity of response from many church leaders in the UK. This critique is offered via the means of a prophetic, postcolonial model of Black theology that challenges the incipient sense of White entitlement and parochial ‘nativism’ that pervaded much of the referendum debate.

The essays in this book challenge the church and wider society to ensure justice and equity for all, not just a privileged sense of entitlement for some. It will be of keen interest to any scholar of Black, political and liberation theology as well as those involved in cultural studies from a postcolonial perspective.

Intercultural Preaching
Publisher:        Independently published
RRP:                 £15.00
Our churches in Britain today are becoming increasingly multicultural. This will be for some both a delight and a challenge not least for those called to preach inside them. Whether we like it or not it, this is a reality with which the church must engage. It is a challenge to our understanding of mission in Britain. Intercultural Preaching consists of a series of essays in which scholars and practitioners, ministers, and lay people, all of whom are preachers, share their insights on the joys and challenges of preaching in diverse contexts. This is a practical resource for those charged with preaching the word of God to God’s people in changing and complex times. The book also includes sample sermons as examples of sermons preached in multicultural contexts.

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SCM Core Text: Black Theology
Publisher:        SCM Press
RRP:                 £25.00
The SCM Core Text Black Theology is an accessible introduction to the teaching and learning of Black theology in Higher Education and theological educational training establishments. This text aims to sensitize readers to the inherited legacy of ‘race’, ethnicity, difference and racism, which has exerted a profound influence upon the lives of all people since the Enlightenment. The book shows the diversity and vibrancy of Black Theology as an international movement that emerged not in the context of the academe but from the lived experiences of Black people and yet has gained recognition as an academic discipline.

Journeying to Justice: Contributions to the Baptist Tradition across the Black Atlantic
Publisher:        Paternoster
RRP:                 £24.99
Journeying to Justice provides the very first comprehensive appraisal of the tumultuous journey towards equity and reconciliation amongst British and Jamaican Baptists across two centuries of Christian missionary work, in which slavery, colonialism and racism has loomed large. This ground breaking text brings together scholars and practitioners, lay and ordained, peoples from a variety of culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds, all speaking to the enduring truth of the gospel of Christ as a means of effecting social, political and spiritual transformation. Journeying to Justice reminds us that the way of Christ is that of the cross and that grace is always costly and being a disciple demands commitment to God and to others with whom we walk this journey of faith. At a time when the resurgence of nationalism is threatening to polarise many nations this text reminds us that in Christ there is solidarity amongst all peoples.

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