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Southern Civil Religions in Conflict : Civil Rights and the Culture Wars
By author: Andrew M. Manis
Product Code: P224
ISBN: 9780865547964
Pages: 219
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Back in print, revised, and enlarged to bring the discussion to the present, Manis shows how two conflicting civil religions emerged in the South during the civil rights movement, each with its own understanding of America's calling and destiny as a nation. Using black and white Baptists in the South as case studies, Manis interprets the civil rights movement as a civil religious conflict between Southerners with opposing understandings of America. Originally published in 1987, this new, expanded edition further argues that the civil rights movement and its opposition, with their conflicting images and hopes for America, foreshadowed the ongoing "culture wars" of recent days.
The Color of God: The Concept of God in Afro-American Thought
By author: Jones
Product Code: P046
ISBN: 9780865542761
Pages: 124
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This study of a variety of theologians from diverse geographical, ethnic, cultural, and denominational backgrounds examines the question of divine suffering. Although initially dismissed, the notion of divine suffering has emerged as a critical question for contemporary Christian theology.
The Cost of Unity: African American Agency and Education in the Christian Church, 1865-1914
By author: Lawrence A. Q. Burnley
Product Code: H775
ISBN: 9780881461343
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 307
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Like other Protestant organizations in the United States, the Christian Church was involved in the establishment of schools for African- Americans in the South in the years following the end of the Civil War. The most widely read books offering an interpretation of the history of this church tend to relegate the role of black people to passive recipients of white benevolence and largesse in this process of education reform. This book examines the agency of African-Americans in the founding of educational institutions for blacks associated with the Christian Church. The philosophical discourse within the Christian Church concerning the purpose, type, and control of these schools is examined as well as the prevailing racial assumptions and attitudes that informed each of these areas.
The Narrative Life : The Moral and Religious Thought of Frederick Douglass
By author: Williamson
Product Code: P236
ISBN: 9780865548343
Pages: 182
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Frederick Douglass is remembered for his fiery rhetoric as an abolitionist, and his speeches, autobiographies, and editorials have been written of frequently, and recently he has been the subject of intellectual biographies. Williamson has written a provocative book using the insights of narrative ethics.

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