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By Casey Chalk, Crisis Magazine, Oct. 25, 2022

Casey Chalk is the author of The Persecuted: True Stories of Courageous Christians Living Their Faith in Muslim Lands (Sophia Institute Press) and a senior contributor at The Federalist. He holds a Masters in Theology from Christendom College.


Race-based theology is escaping esoteric graduate seminars and making its way into popular Christian culture. A prominent evangelical publisher this year released a book entitled Doing Asian American Theology: A Contextual Framework for Faith and Practice. “Asian American theology is about God revealed in Jesus Christ in covenantal relationship with Asian Americans qua Asian Americans,” the book’s author declares.

There is apparently a substantial audience for such Christian literature. Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope won numerous major evangelical awards in 2020 and 2021, including Christianity Today’s “Book of the Year” and an “honorable mention” from The Gospel Coalition’s Book Award. In the book, author Esau McCaulley advocates for a “model of interpretation” in which “the particular questions coming out of Black communities are given pride of place…” There is similar literature for other so-called “persons of color,” including theology for Latin-Americans and Native Americans.

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