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What Kind of Christianity

A History of Slavery and Anti-Black Racism in the Presbyterian Church

William Yoo

  • 8/30/2022
  • 0664264670
  • 978-0-664-26467-3
  • Paperback
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  • Paperback
  • 200
  • 6 x 9
  • 7.00 oz


"Dr. Yoo provides us with a compelling, harrowing, and comprehensive history not only of the Presbyterian Church in 19th century America, but also a powerful deconstruction of the comforting and deceitful illusions we have harbored for centuries as white Presbyterians. What Kind of Christianity is a necessary call to repentance for each of us, compassionately reminding us that we are yet more than conquerors according to the Reformed faith. This sometimes excruciating text invites us to come to terms with our complicity towards the oppressive system(s) of white supremacy embedded in our own beloved Church, contributing to our perversion of the imago dei both in our neighbor and ourselves."

–Rev. Catherine Knott, Ph.D.   Ball Family Chaplain, Hanover College

“In the global reckoning of Black Lives Matter, this timely book, which teases out the multiple strands of the relationship between the Presbyterian Church and slavery, is indispensable for understanding America’s painful past, addressing anti-Blackness in the present, and imagining a different, possible future. I have learned a great deal from the book and highly recommend it.”

–Kwok Pui-lan, Dean’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University


Presbyterians and American Culture
Race in America