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Deanna A. Thompson

Deanna A. Thompson is director of the Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community and Martin E. Marty Regents Chair in Religion and the Academy at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. She is the author of several books, including The Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World (Abingdon, 2016). She addresses white privilege and anti-blackness in dominant forms of American Christianity in her writing (“Calling a Thing What It Is: A Lutheran Approach to Whiteness” in Dialog, 2014), speaking in churches on the topics of white privilege and structural racism in American Christianity, and teaching Contemporary African American Religious Thought for over twenty years.

Last Updated: 10/13/2020

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