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Theology Department Will Host Virtual Book Discussions About Race

Dr. Martin Luther King observed that 11 o’clock on Sunday mornings is the most segregated hour in America. Why does the church so often fail to confront racist structures in society, and even perpetuate them? How might the claims of the gospel offer hope for renewal and reconciliation in our lives, in the church, and on our campus?

Join us this fall for an online book discussion on the new release, Bonhoeffer and the Racialized Church. Author Ross Halbach explores the Lutheran-grounded theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in conjunction with contemporary theologians Willie Jennings, J. Kameron Carter, and Brian Bantum.

The series will begin Monday, Sept. 14 and conclude on Monday Dec 7. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome.

Please contact Amy Erickson for the Zoom link and to receive a 20 percent discount code on your book purchase when you order from Baylor University Press. The TLU library is also exploring purchase of a hardback and ebook copy.


  • Sept 14 at 4 pm – Introduction
  • Sept 28 at 4 pm - Chapter One
  • Oct 12 at 4 pm - Chapter Two
  • Oct 26 at 4 pm - Chapter Three
  • Nov 9 at 4 pm - Chapter Four
  • Nov 23 at 4 pm - Chapter Five
  • Dec 7 at 4 pm – Conclusion