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American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice
By author: Dana Robert
Product Code: P158
ISBN: 9780865545496
Pages: 444
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An Ex-Colored Church: Social Activism in the CME Church, 1870-1970
By author: Raymond R. Sommerville Jr.
Product Code: P280
ISBN: 9780865549036
Pages: 246
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The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church was an important part of the historic freedom struggles of African Americans from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. This fight for equality and freedom can be seen clearly in the denomination’s evolving social and ecumenical consciousness. The denomination’s very name changed from “Colored” to “Christian” in 1954, but the denomination did not join the struggle late. Rather, the CME was a critical participant from the days following the Civil War. At times, the Church was at odds with their white Methodist counterparts and in solidarity with other African-American denominations on issues of racial desegregation and the role of social protest in religion. Raymond Sommerville’s important book discusses the relationship between Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the CME. While King and others received most of the headlines during the Civil Rights Era, the CME proved to be involved at all levels and equally important in all they did. With its strategic location in the South and its long history of ecumenical involvement, the CME Church emerged as a leading advocate of ecumenical civil rights activism. Previous interpretations asserted that the CME was apolitical and accomodationist or that it was more progressive than it was. Sommerville presents a more nuanced account of how a church of largely former slaves emancipated itself from the constraints of white Methodist paternalism and Jim Crow racism to emerge as a progressive force of racial justice and ecumenism in the South and beyond. Sommerville examines major centers of the CME--Nashville, Birmingham, Memphis, Atlanta--and selected leaders in the South in charting the gradual metamorphosis of the former CME as a largely nonpolitical body of former slaves in 1870 to a more politically active denomination at the apex of the modern Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.
Ante Pacem: Archaeological Evidence of Church Life Before Constantine
By author: Graydon F. Snyder
Product Code: H661
ISBN: 9780865548954
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Scholars relying on literary evidence have little to say of daily life in the Christian church before the “peace” of Constantine halted the persecution of Christianity in the empire. “It is only in nonliterary data,” Graydon Snyder writes, “that one can catch a glimpse of what actually happened.”
Augustus H. Strong: And the Dilemma of Historical Consciousness
By author: Wacker
Product Code: P316
ISBN: 9780865549807
Pages: 206
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In this study, Professor Wacker examines the life of Augustus Strong, one of the most influential church leaders in America, and explores his conviction that faith stands above history even though humans are “fragile creations of time and place.”
Baptist Democracy, A: Separating God and Caesar in the Land of the Free
By author: Lee Canipe
Product Code: P427
ISBN: 9780881462395
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 192
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In this book, Canipe traces the rise of Baptist democracy as reflected in the work of three prominent leaders who made significant contributions to Baptist life between 1900 and 1925. Celebrating the harmony between the principles of their church and the ideals of their state, these three Baptists eloquently articulated what, by the turn of the twentieth-century, had become an article of faith for many of their fellow Baptists: What American democracy is to worldly government, Baptist principles are to religion—God’s chosen way for humanity.

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