This is a list of books, terms, and ideas that are related to contemporary critical theory. The purpose is not to explain every topic, but to make people aware that when they come across them, they are dealing with CCT. Christians are unknowingly using CCT language, reading CCT books, and supporting CCT movements. Here is an explanation of what CCT is, and why Christians cannot support it.

Examples of contemporary critical theory books

These books are recommended for researching CCT but are not supported for their ideology.

Books and resources against contemporary critical theory

Concepts Motivated by Critical Theory

  • Black Lives Matter
  • Cancel Culture
  • Cultural Marxism
  • Identity Politics
  • Liberation Theology
  • Political Correctness
  • Social Justice Warriors

Contemporary critical theory terms

  • Ableism
  • Acceptance
  • Ageism
  • Ally
  • Assaultive speech
  • Authenticity
  • Call out
  • Canceling
  • Centering
  • Cisgender
  • Cisheteronormativity
  • Class consciousness
  • De-centering
  • Decolonization
  • Dismantle
  • Diversity
  • Equality
  • Gender diversity
  • Gender fluidity
  • Gender Theory
  • Heteronormativity
  • Identify
  • Implicit attitudes
  • Inclusion
  • Internalized oppression
  • Intersectionality
  • Liberation
  • Lived experience
  • Marginalization
  • Microaggression
  • Problematize
  • Queerness
  • Systemic oppression
  • White fragility
  • White privilege
  • Woke

Academic Departments that Utilize Critical Theory

  • Feminist Studies
  • Post-Feminism
  • Queer Theory
  • Post-Colonial Studies
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Critical Legal Studies
  • Whiteness Studies
  • Black Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender Studies