Indigeneity, Race, and Critical Spiritual Literacy in the African Diaspora
Chapter 4. At a Crossroads: Esu, Language, and the Politics of Critical Spiritual Literacy
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AT A CROSSROADS
Esu, Language, and the Politics of Critical Spiritual Literacy
I have found in my work, for example, that where a narrow kind of Christianity has been instilled, people accept that they have been born evil. This view infiltrates the way people look at each other. “We are basically evil.” The battle against our nature never ends. This belief automatically limits a person’s abilities to come back into grace. It’s as if one’s wings have been clipped before she can fly. It takes people out of the state of grace in which all babies naturally arrive.
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