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Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is an atheist. But perhaps his atheism is precisely the kind that Christians in America need.

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Bound and free

Paul Harvey's introduction to the history of African-American Christianity emphasizes both the fraught relationship between black and white Christians and the tensions within black religious institutions and communities.

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Transforming Scriptures, by Katherine Clay Bassard

Katherine Clay Bassard's book on the use of scripture by African-American women writers begins with Balaam's ass and the Song of Songs. One is compelled to keep reading.

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