Recommended re: Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama.
If you're still getting up to speed on black liberation theology, I highly recommend the following articles about the Rev Dr Jeremiah Wright Jr — the minister (until his retirement in February) of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Senator Obama's church:
Project Trinity: The perilous mission of Obama's church, by Kelefa Sanneh, New Yorker 4.7.08
Prophet and pastor: To his former professor, congregant, and friend, Jeremiah Wright has been both, by Martin Marty, The Chronicle Review 4.11.08
Africentric church: A visit to Chicago's Trinity UCC, by Jason Byassee, Christian Century 5.29.07
I'd also recommend this response to Obama's "A More Perfect Union" speech:
Identity check: What the Obama speech taught me, the mother of two biracial children, about myself, my kids — and America, by Francie Latour, Boston Globe 3.23.08
And see also:
Time warp: How Shelby Steele gets Barack Obama wrong, by Don Wycliff, Commonweal 3.14.08
Copyright © 2008 by Philocrites | Posted 2 April 2008 at 8:57 PM
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