Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.
The Rev. Willie James Jennings teaches in the areas of theology, black church and Africana studies.
Jennings is the author of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, which is now a standard text read in colleges, seminaries, and universities. He is currently working on a book focused on the doctrine of creation, tentatively titled Reframing the World.
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