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Real World, Real Talk with DZ Cofield

On Real World, Real Talk, Dr. DZ Cofield interviews Joel Edward Goza concerning his newly released America’s Unholy Ghosts. The conversation ranges from the challenges facing the Houston community, to White Evangelicalism, to the racial edges of our economic, criminal justice, education, and health care systems.

Cofield believes America’s Unholy Ghosts has the potential “to rock the church world… and the potential to rock our political system… and has the opportunity to be the foundation of real talk around reparations. And more than making up for the past but how we move into the future.”

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Sharon Kay

What's the 411? with Sharon Kay

From the historic Fisk University in Nashville Tennessee, Sharon Kay hosts Joel Edward Goza to discuss America’s Unholy Ghosts. The interview with Joel starts at minute 24 and covers Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and how White Supremacy shaped the scientific community.
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Houston Matters: How Did Three Famous Philosophers Promote Racism in America

In his new book, America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith and Politics, Joel Edward Goza argues these philosophers helped imagine, institutionalize, and ingrain racist ideologies in the United States.

In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talks with Goza about how these thinkers played a part in perpetuating racism in America.

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Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly Reviews America's Unholy Ghosts

In his sharp debut, Goza…writes with passion about the racist and classist roots of America’s political and religious institutions. Grounding his work in the philosophies of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Adam Smith, Goza convincingly argues that America’s Founding Fathers deliberately designed a racist and inequitable society.
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Faith and Leadership Interview: Our theological imagination has often impoverished our racial imagination

Joel Edward Goza went to divinity school expecting to graduate and return to the white, suburban Baptist world in which he had grown up.

But illness forced him to drop out, and in 2004 he moved to Houston’s Denver Harbor, an impoverished immigrant community adjacent to the largely African-American 5th Ward — a move that changed the trajectory of his life and ministry. It also changed his thinking about the deepest assumptions that he, as a white American, had held about this nation.

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Houston Chronicle Features America's Unholy Ghosts

Looking for a few new reads to start out the new year?

There are a number of books by Houston authors that delve into faith and spirituality. By diving into these pages, bookworms may discover new insights and ideologies.

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Dialogue Houston Interviews Joel Goza

Dialogue Houston chatted with Joel about his journey and how it inspired him to write his book. Joel spoke about his philosophy of connecting communities through quality dialogues and the integrity of staying in alignment.
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KHOU Covers Ed Young's Godless Democrats - Interviews Joel

Dr. Ed Young says Democratic Party is ‘some kind of religion that is basically godless’
Mega church Pastor Dr. Ed Young called Democrats “some kind of religion that is basically godless” during an impromptu speech at Congressman John Culberson’s election watch party Tuesday night. His comments came after Rep. Culberson’s concession speech. Joel Goza disagrees
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Baptist Standard Reviews America's Unholy Ghosts

Joel Goza presented the gist of America’s Unholy Ghosts during the 2018 No Need Among You Conference in Waco. The room sat in stunned silence through most of the presentation, which was a distillation of his forthcoming book, scheduled for release Feb. 1, 2019.
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