The Quest for a Radical Black Jesus: An Antidote to Imperial Mission Christianity

  • Anthony G. Reddie
Part of the Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice book series (BRWT)


Reddie writes of the urgent need for a radical black Jesus from the perspective of black people in Britain who have suffered the deleterious effects of Imperial Mission Christianity. He contends a Black Jesus is necessary to overcome the “effects of internalized oppression and self-negation” that continue to impact the minds and psyches of black people in Britain and throughout the African diaspora. James Cone provides his paradigm for theorizing, yet Reddie acknowledges Albert Cleage’s contribution and laments the truth that Cleage has been underappreciated because he was not a career academic but was devoted to pastoral ministry and social activism.


Black People Religious Experience African Descent White Supremacy Black Liberation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony G. Reddie
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  1. 1.The University of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa

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