Outsiders on the Inside: Racial Fatigue and Resilience among Black Pastors in the Presbyterian Church in America

Full Title
Outsiders on the Inside: Racial Fatigue and Resilience among Black Pastors in the Presbyterian Church in America
Author
William E. Boyce
Abstract
This project assesses the state of racial fatigue among Black pastors in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), triangulating phenomenology, Scripture, and theology to evaluate the PCA’s faithfulness to its stated aims regarding doctrine and race. An analysis of the denomination’s central tenets shows a theological mandate to welcome minority pastors. But the lived experiences of many Black pastors tells a different story. Though initially welcomed, these pastors sense that they are still “outsiders,” leading them to develop strategies to help them thrive and develop resilience in the face of a challenging racial ministry context.
his project assesses the state of racial fatigue among Black pastors in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), triangulating phenomenology, Scripture, and theology to evaluate the PCA’s faithfulness to its stated aims regarding doctrine and race.
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Wesley Hill Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2020
Number of Pages
152
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