A Critical Report On The Threat Of Christian Nationalism
presided by Clayton Crockett
presenters include Daniel Miller, Karen Bray, Mark Lewis Taylor, Jordan Miller, Hollis Phelps, Namsoon Kang, Alan Richard, Sarah Morice Brubaker, John Caputo, Joe Bessler, Robin Meyers, and J. Kameron Carter
Three separate sessions were held for the Fall 2017 Seminar on God and the Human Future and this is Session Three. If you are looking to purchase an audio set of all three sessions, or would like to purchase the CDs, please click here.
The Seminar on God and the Human Future tackled topics of Atheism, Religious Naturalism, and Christian Nationalism. In the first two sessions, spiritual leader Bart Campolo advocated religious naturalism for its relational approach to spiritual practice and its potential to provide an alternative for a nonbelieving or non-religious audience. In dialogue with John D. Caputo of Syracuse University and Carol Wayne White of Bucknell University, the panel explored religious naturalism in light of “weak theology,” and connected it to critical race theory, highlighting it as a resource for contemporary social movements.
The final session featured presentations from a number of scholars who provided a critical theological response to the current political climate in the U.S., and by extension, the world. Scholars explained their interpretation of the development and resurgence of white Christian nationalism, and condemned it as a perversion of a proper understanding of God and religion in the 21st century.
This discussion took place at the Westar Institute Fall 2017 National Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.