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Reconciliation Theology
Jun
22
2011

Reconciliation Theology: Efrem Smith Contrasts and Counters Calvinism's Hegemony

Have I mentioned lately that I love Efrem Smith, his thoughts on Calvinism's relationship to Christian Hip Hop, and his prescription of "Reconciliation Theology"? Well, I do. In his most recent blog post, Smith further fills in his criticism of Calvinism's dominance in Christian Hip Hop with some very specific points. This is so rare yet so needed. Because for many American evangelicals, the recent surge of Neo-Calvinism is viewed as a generally positive if not wildly encouraging occurrence. But when in all of history has the adoption of a theology that posits special election and calling by a powerful and privileged class of people in a society produced anything but oppression, war, and general injustice? Have we so easily forgotten what kind theology undergirded Nazi Fascism or Manifest Destiny? It appears some certainly have. But not Efrem Smith. And it feels good to no longer be alone in the public recognition of Calvinism's dominance in American evangelicalism as a potentially destructive force.

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