Building on the insights of scholars from the major cultural and racial groups around the world, Curtiss DeYoung explores the cultural diversity found within the pages of the Bible. DeYoung examines the racial and cultural background of Jesus and critically examines Jesus’ universal presence as the risen Christ. In addition, he illustrates some of the different ways that people of color interpret the Bible and shows how these understandings not only can intersect with traditional European perspectives but can also be helpful in presenting biblical truths. In essence, Coming Together surveys what the Bible has to say about racism, sexism, and classism.
“Coming Together is a unique resource that works toward reconciliation by addressing racial and cultural diversity from a biblical perspective. It is an essential primer and a highly recommended addition to any personal, biblical, multicultural and church or seminary library collection.”—Midwest Book Review