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Divided by faith : Evangelical religion and the problem of race in America / Michael O. Emerson, Christian Smith.

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Record details

  • OCLC: ocm43581593
  • ISBN: 9780195131406 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0195131401 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780195147070 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0195147073 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: x, 212 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Content descriptions

Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-207) and index.
Contents: Introduction: religion and the racialized society -- Confronting the Black-White racial divide -- From separate pews to separate churches: evangelical racial thought and practice, 1700-1964 -- Becoming active: contemporary involvement in the American dilemma -- Color blind: evangelicals speak on the "race problem" -- Controlling one's own destiny: explaining economic inequality between Blacks and Whites -- Let's be friends: exploring solutions to the race problems -- The organization of religion and internally similar congregations -- Structurally speaking: religion and racialization -- Conclusion.
References: ATS Syllabus Duane Brown CD 501
ATS Syllabus Gregg Okesson CL 718
ATS Syllabus Gregg Okesson MS 718
ATS Syllabus Jeffrey Frymire CD 501
ATS Syllabus Rick Gray CL 718
ATS Syllabus Rick Gray MS 718
ATS Syllabus Russell West CL 615
ATS Syllabus ATS Staff MS 718
ATS Syllabus Steve Ybarrola MC 932
Summary: "In Divided by Faith, Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith probe the grassroots of white evangelical America, through a nationwide telephone survey of 2,000 people, along with 200 face-to-face interviews. The results of their research are surprising. They learned that most white evangelicals see no systematic discrimination against blacks; indeed, they deny the existence of any ongoing racial problem in the United States. Many of their subjects blamed the continuing talk of racial conflict on the media, unscrupulous black leaders, and the inability of African Americans to forget the past. What lies behind this perception? Evangelicals, Emerson and Smith write, are not so much actively racist as committed to a theological view of the world. Therefore, it is difficult for them to see systematic injustice. The evangelical emphasis on individualism, free will, and personal relationships makes invisible the pervasive injustice that perpetuates inequality between the races. Most racial problems, they told the authors, can be solved by the repentance and conversion of the sinful individuals at fault." "Combining a substantial body of evidence with sophisticated analysis and interpretation, Emerson and Smith throw sharp light on the oldest American dilemma. Despite the best intentions of evangelical leaders and some positive trends, the authors conclude that real racial reconciliation remains far over the horizon."--Jacket.
Subject: Race relations > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Evangelicalism > United States.
United States > Race relations.

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