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Gerald McDermott on 'Race & Covenant' and racial reconciliation

Ep. 253

The United States is consumed with questions regarding race, the legacy of slavery, and the nature of social justice. Where are people of faith to turn?

For most of the last two thousand years Christians have believed that God deals with nations as nations and enters into closer relations with societies that claim him as Lord. This belief in the national covenant, only recently out of fashion, is where Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr. turned when faced with such questions in their own time.

In this episode Acton’s Dan Hugger talks with Gerald McDermott, the editor of the new book Race and Covenant: Recovering the Religious Roots for American Reconciliation, about the idea of national covenant in scripture, history, and contemporary American society and how a revitalization of this idea could help lead to racial reconciliation.

Race and Covenant: Recovering the Religious Roots for American Reconciliation - Gerald McDermott

Excerpt from Race and Covenant - Gerald McDermott

Misunderstanding Race and the Bible - Gerald McDermott

Race and Redemption - Gerald McDermott

Wanted: Pastors with Courage - Gerald McDermott

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