WorldCat Identities

Jennings, Willie James 1961-

Overview
Works: 6 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 818 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BT734.2, 270.089
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Willie James Jennings
The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race by Willie James Jennings( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving together the stories of Zurara, the royal chronicler of Prince Henry, the Jesuit theologian Jose de Acosta, the famed Anglican Bishop John William Colenso, and the former slave writer Olaudah Equiano, Jennings narrates a tale of loss, forgetfulness, and missed opportunities for the transformation of Christian communities. Touching on issues of slavery, geography, Native American history, Jewish-Christian relations, literacy, and translation, he brilliantly exposes how the loss of land and the supersessionist ideas behind the Christian missionary movement are both deeply implicated in the invention of race
On being Christian-- and human : essays in celebration of Ray S. Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reclaiming the creature : anthropological vision in the thought of Athanasius of Alexandria and Karl Barth by Willie James Jennings( )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the futures of blackness( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tear open the heavens race, violence, and faith in our time by Willie James Jennings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rootedness beyond skin-deep [Inner Compass no. 1308]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When called upon to define who we are, not many think to mention our land and neighbors. But it wasn't always that way. Willie Jennings, Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School, invites a return to the rootedness that communities used to enjoy. His book The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, suggests connections should grow from shared spaces--not shared attributes such as skin color--and that Christians need to be modeling this
 
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The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race
Languages
English (19)

Covers
On being Christian-- and human : essays in celebration of Ray S. Anderson