About the God is Not a White Man: Race, gender and the imago Dei course
What does it mean when God is presented as male?
What does it mean when – from our internal assumptions to our shared cultural imaginings – God is presented as white?
These questions will be explored during the course, drawing on personal experience of being a Black woman in the white-majority space that is the UK church – a church that is being abandoned by Black women no longer able to grin and bear its casual racism, colonialist narratives and lack of urgency on issues of racial justice.
This online course will explore theological concepts of the imago Dei through the lens of womanist and liberation theology.
About the Tutor
Chine McDonald is a writer, broadcaster and author of God Is Not a White Man: And Other Revelations (Hodder & Stoughton, 2021).
Chine is Director of Theos, the religion and society think tank. She was previously Head of Public Engagement at Christian Aid and spent two decades working in journalism, media and communications across faith, media and international development. She also speaks and writes regularly on issues of race, faith and gender, and is the author of ‘God is not a white man: and other revelations’ (Hodder & Stoughton, May 2021).
Chine is a regular writer, broadcaster, and media commentator, including regularly presenting the BBC’s Thought for the Day on Radio 4’s Today programme and appearing on BBC Sunday Morning Live. Chine is vice–chair of Greenbelt Festival and a trustee of Christian Aid.
She studied Theology and Religious Studies at Cambridge University. Her upcoming book Unmaking Mary: The Myth of Divine Motherhood will be published by Hodder & Stoughton in early 2025.