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White supremacy is the result of ignorance, hatred, and systemic racism. There is an additional factor– an epistemology of despair, a view that knowledge cannot be shared and communicated between diverse people. The theology of Augustine, the fourth century African bishop, which is grounded in Jewish teachings and Christian hope, offers an evangelical message that undermines the power of this epistemology by inspiring hope for dialogue as an avenue towards ending supremacist thinking.
White Nationalism; Anti-Semitism; Augustine; Christian Hope, Dialogue
Hockenbery, Jennifer, "Supremacist thinking, epistemological despair, and Christian hope" (2020). Faculty Creative and Scholarly Works. 38.