Theology in the Public Square: Reflections on Reinhold Niebuhr and Malcolm X in a Racially Charged America
Reflections on Reinhold Niebuhr and Malcolm X in a Racially Charged America This paper reflects the theological implications of life in the public square from the perspectives of two theologians in a very racially charged US of the 1950/60’s.
One can conclude from the Adamic creation account that God created
humanity to live in harmony with God, the created order, and itself. In spite of its fall and banishment from the sacred garden, humanity was not …show more content…
the need to maintain power, influence, and “imperial ambitions which are aggravated … by the lusts of its leaders and privileged groups.”6
Both Malcolm X and Niebuhr find fault in the privileged class. Niebuhr
inclines the privileged class depend on their intelligence to maintain social inequality. Through self-‐deception