Sacramental Whiteness: Violence, Anti-blackness & the Perversion of Grace
Black History Month Lecture at CTS
Explore how the logics of sacramentality lay important groundwork for the violent logics of white supremacy. By thinking about violence and anti-Black practice along the theological axis of sacrament and grace, we register these practices as problems for how we imagine and experience the very presence of God.
Rev. Nick Peterson is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University. His research explores racialization as a theological practice of violence. Nick’s work shows how theology can and has functioned as violently anti-Black by bringing radical Black feminist and Afropessimist insights into productive discourse with Black and practical theology.
For safety reasons mask required.
If you can’t make it in person you can stream it here.
Rev. Peterson will be presenting special music in Wednesday Chapel, Feb. 23, 11:30 AM.