‘The Christian Imagination’ Book Group
A group of ministers, community members, and students are gathering online twice-a-month to discuss the book The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race by the Rev. Dr. Willie Jennings, associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale Divinity School. Called “a ground-breaking, magisterial account of the potential and failures of Christianity since the colonialist period,” the award-winning book takes up the question, “Why has Christianity, a religion premised upon neighborly love, failed in its attempts to heal social divisions?” Rev. Dr. Jennings, previously a professor at Duke Divinity School, is a theologian and ordained Baptist minister. The online group will use Jennings’s book as a prompt for discussion about challenging times in our faith and how to learn from one another’s experiences. Anyone may join the group at any point in the semester. The first online meeting is Tuesday, August 18, at 6:30 p.m. and the following meetings will on the first and third Tuesdays of each month; the final meeting will be on Dec.15, 2020. This event was co-organized by Duke University Chapel and DurhamCares.