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Robert Jensen: The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege

In The Souls of Black Folks, W.E.B. DuBois wrote that the question whites wanted to ask him was: “How does it feel to be a problem?” In The Heart of Whiteness, Robert Jensen writes that it is time for white people in America to self-consciously reverse the direction of that question and to fully acknowledge Read more…

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Robert Jensen: Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity

Jensen’s treatise begins with a simple demand: “Be a man.” It ends with a defiant response: “I chose to struggle to be a human being.” The journey from masculinity to humanity is found in the candid and intelligent exploration of porn’s devastating role in defining masculinity. Getting Off seamlessly blends personal anecdotes from Jensen’s years Read more…

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Robert Jensen: All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice

At the root of the current political, economic, cultural, and ecological chaos is a national spiritual unrest, a fragmentation that has inhibited society’s self-awareness and slowed theological progress to a glacial crawl. In a nation where three-fourths of the population identifies as Christian and religion salts the political discourse, unrest has manifested itself as the Read more…

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Robert Jensen: Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity

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