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A CONVERSATION WITH REGGIE WILLIAMS ON BONHOEFFER’S BLACK JESUS

 

Thursday, January 17, 7 p.m.
Emmanual Baptist Church, 467 N. White Road, San Jose, 95127

Bonjoeffer's Black Jesus CoverAre we having a Bonhoeffer Moment?

Many American Christians look to Dietrich Bonhoeffer for wisdom on how to apply our faith convictions to our lives outside of the church—especially to civic and political engagement. In his latest book, Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance, author Reggie Williams describes how Bonhoeffer briefly lived and studied in New York, where he learned in Harlem’s churches about a black Jesus who stands with the oppressed. Not long after that, Bonhoeffer returned to his homeland to publicly confront Nazism and anti-Semitic racism in Hitler’s Germany.

Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church and Emmanuel Baptist Church invite you to join us for an evening of conversation about the life and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and to learn how we can live out his faithfulness in our world today. The lecture will be followed by public conversation and Q & A with community leaders.

Reggie WilliamsDr. Reggie Williams, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago is a scholar whose research and writing offers insights into Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life, and helps us recognize similarities in today’s political landscape.

 
 
 
 
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