Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe

Voddie T. Baucham, Jr. | 2021
Posted in: African American Experiences Political Philosophy

The author is “a preacher, professor, and cultural apologist” who serves as dean of the School of Divinity at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia. The book explains the author’s view that the social justice movement has had a negative effect on theological education and on the direction of major Christian denominations. Many denominations and congregations are suffering devastating internal conflict and polarization around issues of race and the meaning of social justice. Baucham argues that the contemporary social justice movement in the U.S. is based on Marxist theory and closely tied to Critical Race Theory. He  believes that “this ideology has used our guilt and shame over America’s past, our love for the brethren, and our good and godly desire for reconciliation and justice as a means through which to introduce destructive heresies.”