Christopher C. Bell
|Christopher C. Bell Jr.|
Christopher C. Bell Jr.
|Born||Christopher C. Bell Jr.
May 7, 1933 (age 81)
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Education||Boston University, Harvard University, Virginia State University|
|Known for||Author, Poet, Unitarian Universalist|
|Notable work(s)||Lt. Williams on the Color Front, The Belief Factor and the White Superiority Syndrome, Soldiers Do Reason Why, The Black Clergy's Misguded Worship Leadership|
Christopher C. Bell Jr. (born May 7, 1933) is an American writer, African American author, poet, and lecturer. Bell is best known for his controversial writings on racial issues in the Black church that cause the "White Superiority Syndrome" which is a term he coined. He's a founder of the Muslim American Veterans Association (MAVA).
Bell was born and raised in Campostella, a small suburb of Norfolk, Virginia. He is a retired Major of the U.S. Army. He co-founded the Muslim American Veterans Association in 1997 and later became a Unitarian Universalist and humanist. He retired in Clinton, Maryland, which is in Prince George's County.
His first book Soldiers Do Reason Why . . . published Jan 19, 1998, is a book of poems he wrote when he was in the military.
His next book, Lt Williams on the Color Front published Jun 10, 2005, is a fiction story about a platoon leader in an all-white Army Infantry Regiment in Germany. This has some basis in his own life as he was a lieutenant in the 1950s.
The Belief Factor and the White Superiority Syndrome, published Jan 19, 1998, preceded his more recent book The Black Clergy's Misguided Worship Leadership, are both non-fiction books intended for African-American leaders to stop preaching the Biblical story of Jesus since Jesus is always depicted as white or light-skinned which is unhealthy to the black psyche, according to his theory.
- - The U.S. Review of Books by Sandra Shwayder Sanchez
- - African American Literature Book Club, Robert Fleming's review
- - VIDEO NEWS by Angie BEE Productions
- - Biography of Christopher C. Bell Jr., Ed.D
- "‘Jesus worship' is hurting black community" Post-Newsweek Media, Inc./Gazette.Net - June 3, 2010
- - Is The Black Clergy Misleading Black People by Colin Jobe on BlogTalkRadio
- - "The Black Clergy's Misguided Worship Leadership; PETITION: No More Idol Gods for Black People" Knowledge is King, by Mark Wells - January 6, 2013
- - Muslim American Veterans Association
- - "What Unitarian Universalists Should Know About African American Humanists and Why It Should Matter" sermon at Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church July 18, 2010
- Christopher C. Bell Jr. - author's site