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African Americans have long confronted the challenge of dignity destruction caused by white supremacy. While many have found meaning and restoration of dignity in the Black church, others have found it in ethnocentric socioreligious groups and philosophies. These ideologies have grown and developed deep traction in the Black community and beyond. Previously found primarily in urban communities and conscious hip-hop songs, now that we are in the internet age, they have a broader reach than ever. Revisionist history, conspiracy theories, and misinformation about Jesus and Christianity are the order of the day. Many young African Americans are disinterested in Christianity, and others are leaving the church in search of what these false religious ideas appear to offer, a spirituality more indigenous to their history and ethnicity. 

Edited by Dr. Eric Mason and featuring a top-notch lineup of contributors, Urban Apologetics is the first book focused entirely on cults, religious groups, and ethnocentric ideologies prevalent in the Black community. It brings the church up to speed on the legitimate issues that Blacks have with Western Christianity as well as the questions alternative religious groups pose about historic Christianity, and it applies the gospel to Black identity to show that Jesus is the only one who can restore our identity.

©2021 Eric Mason (P)2021 Zondervan

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  • 10-04-2021

One of the Best Apologetic books around

I really enjoyed listening to the book before I got the physical book later last week. This book isn't just for Christians who are well versed in theology but for people who want to learn about the truth of correct history of Christianity. You will learn about the difference between the other religions views and how Christianity is true. My favorite chapters was 4 & 5

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  • Gregory Cooper
  • 02-05-2021

Hubris and hypocritical

This book is hubris and hypocritical, he uses a racial identity theology from a Christian standpoint but condemn racial identity organizations...

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  • Mark Harris
  • 18-04-2021

A must read for Christian's of all denominations

I simply love this book,, a must read masterpiece of spiritual, social, and intellectual thought.

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  • Mr. Whiten
  • 17-04-2021

NOT PLAYING ON AUDIBLE

I purchased book and pre-order both on audible and the hardback! it is an excellent read... as I continue to read it I'm trying to listen to it on audible... BUT AUDIBLE IS NOT WORKING WITH THIS ONE AT THIS TIME...

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  • Phillip Fox
  • 09-04-2021

Informative and Engaging and Fits All Contexts!

This work by Eric Mason, and All the Contributors Vince Bantu, Adam Coleman, Jerome Gay Jr., Tiffany Gill, Doug Logan Jr., Sarita T. Lyons, Eric Mason, Zion McGregor, Damon Richardson, Brandon Washington, Blake Wilson means a lot to me. This work transcends just the "Black Urban Context" and will translate well to my ministry with my Native American People! All of the arguments that are heard within the "black" Church and Culture, are the same exact arguments I hear in Indian Country in both Rural and Urban Tribal Communities againstChristianity and the true Gospelof Jesus! I have been telling many of my fellow Native Christian Leaders about this work and how close it fits within our context as Native Ministers of the Gospel! I am blessed to have read this Amazing Work!

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  • Kevin Betton Jr
  • 06-04-2021

Much Needed Apologetic To The Urban Community

I cannot stress enough how much I enjoyed this compilation of work spearheaded by Dr. Eric Mason and this super team of Christian Urban Apologist. The Urban community faces unique stumbling blocks that deter them from placing their faith in Jesus. The horrors of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, slavery, Jim Crow, racism, and systemic white supremacy have caused many to see Christianity as the “White Man’s Religion.” This gave birth to many heretical black religious identity cults who attempt to restore the dignity of urbanites. This book is a must read for all those who gave these challenges and have not found the answers they seek in the pulpits of their local churches or they simply want to learn more. This team of experts has crafted a masterpiece that will be a blessing to every single reader. My hope is that it not only reaches the hands or urbanites, but into the hands, schools, and pulpits of non-urban communities as well that all may know and spread the truth to the glory of God!

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