Baker Academic Spring 2023 Catalog


Christianity and Critical Race Theory A Faithful and Constructive Conversation Robert Chao Romero and Jeff M. Liou Critical race theory has become a lightning rod in contemporary American politics and evangelical Christianity. This irenic book of- fers a critical but constructive and sympathetic introduction writ- ten from a perspective rooted in Scripture and Christian theology. “This book should be required reading for anyone seeking to explore the intersection of critical race theory and Christian Scripture. It adds much-needed light to a public conversation that tends to be defined by the dimness of ignorance and the heat of reactionary culture-war passions.” —DUKE KWON, coauthor of Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair “Romero and Liou provide the first comprehensive, insightful, and timely story of the connection between Christian theology, Scrip- ture, and critical race theory. This book is a significant contribu - tion to the fields of critical race theory and liberation theology.” —DANIEL G. SOLÓRZANO, University of California, Los Angeles “Romero and Liou invite us to consider how critical race theory contains important truths that help us understand the complexities of racism in our society. No mere apologetic, this book models how to have both deep appreciation and thoughtful critique while also seeking deep faithfulness to God and a faithful witness to the fullness of the gospel in our world.” —VINCENT BACOTE, Wheaton College “We need this book, and I hope it is widely read! Although there is angry rhetoric on both sides of this controversy, these authors carefully—and wisely—go after the truth.” —RICHARD MOUW, Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics, Calvin University “When tricky questions come up about critical race theory, Romero and Liou are the first people that I turn to. They help readers under - stand the larger dynamics, orient them in Christian ways, provide helpful insights, and bring clarity to complicated topics.” —NIKKI TOYAMA-SZETO, executive director, Christians for Social Action “This deeply nuanced Christian reflection is desperately needed for the divisive time in which we find ourselves.” —SANDRA MARÍA VAN OPSTAL, pastor, activist, author, and founder of Chasing Justice

APRIL 2023 • 208 pp. • paper • $23.99 • 9781540965196

Robert Chao Romero (PhD, UCLA; JD, UC Berkeley) is associate professor in the UCLA departments of Chicana/o, Central Amer- ican, and Asian American Studies; director of the Brown Church Initiative, Fuller Theological Seminary; an attorney; and author of the award-winning book Brown Church. Jeff M. Liou (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is national director of theological formation for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, an adjunct assistant professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Theo- logical Seminary, and cofounder of the Asian American Christian Collaborative.


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