Professor and pastor Terrell Carter unites scholarly critique with practical wisdom in this new book that exposes the racist and classist assumptions entangled in the rugged individualism of what he calls bootstrap theology. Dismantling both the impossible idiom of pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps and the social theory of Marxs Protestant Work Ethic, Carter challenges the academy and church to advance a more faithful gospel, one that extends a spirit of generosity and a call to social justice for all Gods people, especially those who are the most vulnerable.
Terrell Carter, DMin. is a pastor, professor, administrator in higher education, visual artist, and former police officer for the City of St. Louis, MO. His writings specialize in addressing issues of race and race relations within the Church and various communities, police and community relations, organizational leadership, and interpersonal communication. In addition to his work in higher education and law enforcement, Dr. Carter has served two nonprofit social service organizations as executive director. He is the author of multiple books and writes for Word and Way, Faithfully Magazine, Patheos.com, and Ethics Daily.
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