Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020 7:00 PM
Atlanta History Center on Zoom
In his new book, CEO and founder of the Public Religion Research Institute Robert P. Jones examines Christianity’s role as a cornerstone of white supremacy.
The Atlanta History Center welcomes the author of “White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity” for a virtual discussion with GBP's Virginia Prescott.
This event is free and open to the public. Join the discussion via the link below.
A Cappella Books will have copies of "White Too Long" available after the event. Pre-order via the link below. At checkout, choose between the local delivery, curbside pick-up, or shipping options. For zip codes not listed in the above banner, select curbside pick-up or USPS shipping.
About the Book
With his family’s 1815 Bible in one hand and contemporary public opinion surveys by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) in the other, Robert P. Jones delivers a groundbreaking analysis of the repressed history of the symbiotic relationship between Christianity and white supremacy. "White Too Long" demonstrates how deeply racist attitudes have become embedded in the DNA of white Christian identity over time and calls for an honest reckoning with a complicated, painful, and even shameful past. Jones challenges white Christians to acknowledge that public apologies are not enough—accepting responsibility for the past requires work toward repair in the present.
“White Too Long” is not an appeal to altruism. Drawing on lessons gleaned from case studies of communities beginning to face these challenges, Jones argues that contemporary white Christians must confront these unsettling truths because this is the only way to salvage the integrity of their faith and their own identities. More broadly, it is no exaggeration to say that not just the future of white Christianity, but the outcome of the American experiment is at stake.
About the Author
Robert P. Jones is the CEO and founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and a leading scholar and commentator on religion and politics. Jones writes a column on politics, culture, and religion for The Atlantic online. He is frequently featured in major national media, such as CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others. He holds a PhD in religion from Emory University and a MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of “The End of White Christian America,” which won the 2019 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.