25.5.15

A CALL FOR REALISTIC RACIAL THEOLOGY

I have been discouraged in the editing of this website by the lack of resources available on the subject of Christianity and race written from a racially realistic perspective. Even after searching through most of the nineteenth century books on this topic there appears to be little in the way of racially realistic approaches to theology. The lone exception appears to be South Africa, but that material is written in Afrikaner and I do not read the language.

There are probably a number of reasons for this scarcity. Firstly, the different races of people have not been in close contact for most of Christian history, and even when this eventually came about it was mostly an ad hoc social development unplanned and untheorized. Secondly, for most of the time the races have been together academia has been under the sway of liberalism which seeks to push humanity towards egalitarianism and equality. Obviously, this does not jive with genetically inherited racial differences (or reality in general).

Most of the Christian material on race has been produced by leftists, or those subconsciously operating from a leftist bias. My university's theology databases are flooded with racial articles, but none of them acknowledge genetic race differences. As a result, almost everything they say about the issue either grossly misrepresents reality, or does not deal with the problems in meaningful or truthful ways.

When perusing alt-right/identitarian/neo-reaction websites I have found that those Christians who do ascribe to our political philosophy have not developed consistent theological justifications for believing in segregation or the racial ordering of society. Instead, they simply appeal to the past, or claim the current system is not working.

There are some ideologies which have sought to combine Christianity and racial realism, but for the most part they are mired in tradition for traditions sake and do not seek to move into the modern world as much as backward into an agrarian idealization of the past. Other similar ideologies appear to idolize the white race in almost blasphemous ways.

It is because of this gap in literature that this website exists. This is a call for Christians to remedy the void by building strong theological arguments against the unrealistic pluralistic narrative that is now close to consolidating consensus across Christianity.