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Public Theologians

75 EpisodesProduced by Casey HobbsWebsite

Christian theology animates leftist political action. A conversation among socialists, the Christian Left, fellow travelers and beloved comrades.

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Obery Hendricks - Christians Against Christianity

Dr. Obery Hendricks is on the podcast this week. How does Casey keep getting to talk to these AMAZING guests, you ask? Well, let's not overthink a good thing! In this episode we discuss Dr. Hendricks' forthcoming book, Christians Against Christianity: How Right Wing Evangelicals Are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith (Beacon Press) and the conversation is rich.

In this episode you'll hear Dr. Hendricks take account of the capitulation of conservative Christianity in the Trump era, why he thinks the term needs to be rethought and why he takes issue with certain leaders whose interests are in anything but leading their people towards social justice and communal flourishing. In the process we also namedrop Dr. Kristin Kobes Du Mez and Dr. Hendricks plays the therapist role to Casey's anxiety and anger with Tim Keller's libertarian/capitalist-informed worldview. 

We also get into distinctions of Trump/Bush(s)/Regan and Clinton/Obama/Biden. According to Dr. Hendricks, are the differences substantive, rhetorical, or other????

Obery M. Hendricks Jr. is a best-selling author, an activist, a religious scholar, a former theological seminary president, and an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. His books include The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus’ Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted and The Universe Bends Toward Justice: Radical Reflections on the Bible, the Church, and the Body Politic. He currently teaches religion and African American studies at Columbia University and is also a Visiting Professor of Bible and Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.


-Order Dr. Hendricks' forthcoming book, Christians Against Christianity: How Right Wing Evangelicals Are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith

-Follow Dr. Hendricks on Twitter


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