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The God of the West Versus the Christ of Glory Milton A. Reid

The God of the West Versus the Christ of Glory

Milton A. Reid

Published May 31st 2006
ISBN : 9781412088800
Paperback
232 pages
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This book tells the story of a journey of faith, from a fundamentalist beginning through an otherworldly theology, to Liberation Theology. Many mainline churches have entered into the practice of serving a Man-made God of the West, rather than theMoreThis book tells the story of a journey of faith, from a fundamentalist beginning through an otherworldly theology, to Liberation Theology. Many mainline churches have entered into the practice of serving a Man-made God of the West, rather than the God of the Ages and the Christ of Glory. It follows the author from an early bout with White Racism in both Church and State, and the history of the Church that waned from its witness of following Christ to the reality of an adjustment to the benign corruption of culture in its luke warm witness. It points out the way of redeeming Love through the Grace and Mercy of God. (111)The journey of faith puts the author at odds with the world, as Aristotle, Socrates, Jesus of Nazareth, Thurgood Marshall, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, and others in the human rights, and the civil rights movement. It declares a war of love against the traditional Black church and other mainline churches engaged in theological reflections, rather than in theological practice. An underline theme throughout the book is seen in three sermons, and other chapters in the book that looks to the Family of the earth, becoming, the Family of God. It is seeking the support of our governments, and governments of the world through the United Nation in calling for a Global Family Day. (206)The author relies heavily on his own growing pains in the traditional church and out of it, his 42 years on the national board of directors of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and 29 years with IFCO, the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/ Pastors for Peace, and his fourteen years as the publisher of the third oldest Black weekly in theUnited States, the Journal & Guide. A world traveler, he has preached on five of the seven continents of the world and is still pastor at-large and the Salem Baptist Church in Brewerville, Liberia, and Pastor Emeritus of Gideons Missionary Fellowship in Norfolk, Virginia. (300)He is married to Marian E. Todd of Windsor, North Carolina, a retired teacher with the Norfolk School Board, and the Father of two girls, Maravia and Michelle, of Norfolk and Richmond, respectively, and two sons, Milton Jr., of Norfolk, and Humphrey Thomas Reid, of Liberia, W. Africa.