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Friday, February 28, 2020

Trust in Science Within the Black Church

How to Build Trust in Science Within the Black Church
Q&A: Minister and scholar Cleve Tinsley says conversations should address history of inequality and include representation from black scientists.
Interview by Liuan Huska
The conservative Christian who sees science as a threat to faith is a common stereotype. Religious studies scholar Cleve Tinsley IV points out, however, that this view lumps conservative black Protestants into the same category as conservative white evangelicals, neglecting how African Americans’ unique history and justice concerns could shape their views of science.
For Tinsley, whose spiritual formation happened within black evangelicalism, the church was his first site of critical inquiry ...
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