June 17, 2020 / Praxis
David Kline reflects on the Pentecostal and poetic imagination of the Minneapolis uprisings.
David Kline is a lecturer in American religion and modernity at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His book Racism and the Weakness of Christian Identity: Religious Autoimmunity was published by Routledge in 2020.
In this two-part interview, J. Kameron Carter discusses his current work regarding political theology and the construction of the modern racialized world; speaks about the Obama presidency, the shooting of Trayvon Martin, and the recent Occupy Movement; and reflects on the task of theological education in the wake of modernity.
In this essay, David Kline and Dan Rhodes discuss how Christianity can learn from the Tea Party, while at the same time showing how the language of cliché not only distracts us from the real political issues we face but also creates an ersatz sense of certainty that can make us unintentional participants in evil and violence.