Irish immigrant to the United States Alexander Campbell arrived in America in 1809 and stepped into a nation that, in retrospect, was headed toward a massive war over the issue of race. Insisting that the controversy over slavery and race was a political and civil matter that should not become an issue for Christians, Campbell reflected the white supremacist assumptions that continue to operate in America today. Dr. Doug Foster will examine the history of Campbell’s struggle with ideas of race and suggest ways these ideas affect contemporary Christianity.
Header Image: Warren Lynn. December 13, 2014. Retrieved from flickr.com.
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