America's Unholy Ghosts (February 2019) Available for Pre-order

The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics

By Joel Edward Goza

America's Unholy Ghosts (February 2019) Available for Pre-order

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  • ISBN: 9781532651434
  • Pages: 230
  • Publication Date: 2/1/2019
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
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Web Price: $22.40

America's Unholy Ghosts (February 2019) Available for Pre-order

The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics

By Joel Edward Goza

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  • ISBN: 9781532651434
  • Pages: 230
  • Publication Date: 2/1/2019
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
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America’s Unholy Ghosts examines the DNA of the ideologies that shape our nation, ideologies that are as American as apple pie but that too often justify and perpetuate racist ideas and racial inequalities. MLK challenged us to investigate the “ideational roots of race hate” and Ghosts does just that by examining a philosophical “trinity”—Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Adam Smith—whose works collectively imagined, institutionalized, and ingrained racist ideologies into the hearts and minds of the American people.



As time passed, America’s racial imagination evolved to form people incapable of recognizing their addiction to racist ideas. Thus, Ghosts comes to a close with the brilliant faith and politics of Martin Luther King, Jr. who sought to write the conscience of the Prophetic Black Church onto American hearts, minds, and laws. If our nation’s racist instincts still haunt our land, so too do our hopes and desires for a faith and politics marked by mercy, justice, and equity—and there is no better guide to that land than the Prophetic Black Church and the one who saw such a land from the mountaintop.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“From the front lines of battling America's original sin, Joel Goza has written a truthful, immediately relevant book. Joel raises the ghosts of the genteel philosophical roots of our racialized thinking to show us how white supremacy required the assistance of some of Europe and America's most revered thinkers. Joel exposes the bad thinking that led to evil ideas and deeds in then ends with an eloquent call for us to move from hearing the truth to doing the truth in regard to race in America. We'll be coming to terms with and benefiting from this book for a long time, thank God.”

—Will Willimon, author of Who Lynched Willie Earle: Preaching to Confront Racism


Contributors-

Joel Edward Goza

Bio(s)-

Joel Edward Goza is a Visiting Scholar for the Center for Faith and Culture at St. Thomas University in Houston, TX. For over a decade, Joel worked in Houston’s 5th Ward pursuing comprehensive neighborhood revitalization and working at the intersection of race, faith, and politics. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and Duke University. When not working, Joel spends his time pestering his wife Sarah, daughter Naomi, and son Samuel Roger.

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