Baptismal Covenant and Antiracist Identity: A Phenomenological Study of Christian Antiracist Formation

Full Title
Baptismal Covenant and Antiracist Identity: A Phenomenological Study of Christian Antiracist Formation
Author
John Matthew Weiler
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to explore the role of confession, repentance, and baptismal identity within the antiracist identity of four white Christians to further the work of antiracist transformation and organizing in the local church. The primary methodology for this work was exploratory, utilizing phenomenological, semi-structured, in-depth interviewing with a sample of four, white Christians at Eastern United Methodist Church in Michigan. The thesis was that baptismal identity, and the Christian practices of confession and repentance in the work of antiracism liberates white Christians to joyfully make space for all people to experience the liberating love of God.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Community Organizing
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Angela Cowser Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2020
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