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The Student Diversity Council (SDC), Mere Christianity Forum (MCF), and the Furman NAACP would like to invite you to an upcoming CLP. Furman will be hosting Dean Johnny Hill. He will address current events of injustice facing our world today including significant moments charged with racial and religious complexity like the riots in Charlottesville, VA and the assassination of 9 congregants at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. He will touch on the significance of systemic and interpersonal implicit bias issues and how students might constructively engage issues of racial and religious implicit bias in their own lives on campus at Furman. Dr. Hill will also raise concerns associated with contemporary electoral/political voting patterns and attitudes associated with immigration, LGBTQAI prejudice, as well as racialized issues on college campuses. The CLP will occur on Thursday January 25, 2018 from 6-7:15 p.m. in Hartness Pavilion.
The James B. Duke Library has two of Dean Hill’s books:
Prophetic Rage: A Postcolonial Theology of Liberation
In this book Johnny Bernard Hill argues that prophetic rage, or righteous anger, is a necessary response to our present culture of imperialism and nihilism. The most powerful way to resist meaninglessness, he says, is refusing to accept the realities of structural injustice, such as poverty, escalating militarism, genocide, and housing discrimination.
Hill’s Prophetic Rage is interdisciplinary, integrating art, music, and literature with theology. It is constructive, passionate, and provocative. Hill weaves through a myriad of creative and prophetic voices of protest — from Jesus to W. E. B. DuBois, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and President Barack Obama — as well as multiple approaches, including liberation theology and black religion, to reflect theologically on the nature of liberation, justice, and hope on contemporary culture. – from the publisher
The Theology of Martin Luther King Jr. and Desmond Mpilo Tutu
Hill brings two of the most prominent theologians of our time, Martin Luther King Jr. and Desmond Tutu, into conversation to explore the meaning of the Christian ideas of reconciliation, multiculturalism, and social justice for today’s world. It offers a comprehensive analysis of King and Tutu’s theology with implications for contemporary issues. – from the publisher