Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2013

Publication Title

Theological Studies

Volume

74

Abstract

Racism/white supremacy is seemingly ineradicable, despite its contradictions to the gospel and American ideals. James Baldwin perceived the reason: whites' fears of their own mortality. He did not demonstrate the truth of his claim, but Terror Management Theory (TMT) provides empirical confirmation for it. The Church has declared reconciliation to be the heart of its mission. So TMT must shape its new, effective strategies, like the processes that produced the two influential pastoral letters in the early 1980's.

Issue

4

Comments

Author Posting © Theological Studies, Inc., 2013. This article is posted here by permission of Theological Studies, Inc. for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Theological Studies, Volume 74, Issue 4, December 2013.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Share

COinS