Wrestling with Scripture: Can Euro-American Christians and African-American Christians Learn and Read Scripture Together?

Posted on April 7, 2015 by PLT Staff

Paper presented by Michael Cartwright at the third meeting of the Lived Theology and Race Workgroup in San Francisco, California. Cartwright notes that while Scripture is central to the worship of both American Evangelicalism and the historic Black Church, these two communions have been divided in American cultural history. He argues that despite the great challenges of breaching cultural and racial divides among American Christians, it is not only possible but necessary for us to read the Scripture in communion.

Excerpt: “The task of racial reconciliation, then, like the work of discernment, is an ongoing struggle that must be engaged in all places and in every generation. We can never presume that we have exhausted the riches of Scripture because we have never read it fully.”

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