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Abandonment in Dixie: Underdevelopment in the Black Belt
By author: Veronica L. Womack
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P461
ISBN: 9780881464405
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The Black Belt region has been described as America’s Third World. Although this region has been defined historically by eminent scholars such as W.E.B. Dubois, Booker T. Washington, and Arthur Raper, a new twenty-first century definition is needed to address current conditions within the region.

America’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities: A Narrative History, 1837–2009
By author: Bobby L. Lovett
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P509
ISBN: 9780881465341
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00

This narrative provides a comprehensive history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The book concludes that race, the Civil Rights movements, and black and white philanthropy had much affect on the development of these minority institutions. Northern white philanthropy had much to do with the start and maintenance of the nation’s HBCUs from 1837 into the 1940s. Even from 1950 to 1970, HBCUs depended upon financial support of philanthropic groups, benevolent societies, and federal and state government agencies, but the survival of HBCUs became dependent mostly on their own creative responses to the changing environment of higher education and have helped to shape our culture and society.

 


American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice
By author: Dana Robert
Product Code: P158
ISBN: 9780865545496
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00

An Ex-Colored Church: Social Activism in the CME Church, 1870-1970
Product Code: P280
ISBN: 9780865549036
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $29.00
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.

An Unholy Alliance : The Sacred And Modern Sports
Product Code: P304
ISBN: 9780865549562
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
An Unholy Alliance offers a dissenting view to the claim by a growing number of scholars that Sports are a new religion. The last few years have seen a spate of books that might be classified by a genre called "Sports Apologetics," that is, arguments defending or celebrating in one way or another the familiar and ongoing alliance in America between sports and religion. Recently, claims have been made by scholars that sports are an authentic religion in and of them-selves. They make this startling assertion not by showing connections with the teachings of Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, or Moses, but by parallels between the rites of modern games and those of preliterate man that were "religious" in nature because they were designed to propitiate powers and to ward off evil for the tribes employing them. In this evocative book, Higgs and Braswell suggest that while sports may often be good things, they are not inherently divine. They do not focus on wide-spread abuse in sports as evidence for their counterargument. Rather, they question the use of mythological parallels from prehistory as justification for viewing sports as a religion.

An Unholy Alliance : The Sacred And Modern Sports
By author: Michael C. Braswell
Product Code: H648
ISBN: 9780865549234
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $55.00
An Unholy Alliance offers a dissenting view to the claim by a growing number of scholars that Sports are a new religion. The last few years have seen a spate of books that might be classified by a genre called "Sports Apologetics," that is, arguments defending or celebrating in one way or another the familiar and ongoing alliance in America between sports and religion. Recently, claims have been made by scholars that sports are an authentic religion in and of them-selves. They make this startling assertion not by showing connections with the teachings of Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, or Moses, but by parallels between the rites of modern games and those of preliterate man that were "religious" in nature because they were designed to propitiate powers and to ward off evil for the tribes employing them. In this evocative book, Higgs and Braswell suggest that while sports may often be good things, they are not inherently divine. They do not focus on wide-spread abuse in sports as evidence for their counterargument. Rather, they question the use of mythological parallels from prehistory as justification for viewing sports as a religion.

And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: Sermons by Women in Baptist Life
Edited by: Karen Massey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P447
ISBN: 9780881462852
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
As long as there have been Baptists in America, there have been female Baptist ministers and preachers. Unfortunately, some Baptist denominations have not always been kind to them. Due to theological debate, often the existence of these female ministers has been ignored, and their words have not been recorded. This book of sermons seeks to record the words, insights, and experiences of several women ministers and preachers so as not to become part of the lost generations of women who have gone before them. This book is practical in its arrangement for classroom use or group readings.

Baptist Autographs in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 1741-1845
Edited by: Timothy D. Whelan
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H780
ISBN: 9780881461442
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $55.00
This book offers the student of English Baptist history (1741–1845) access to a remarkable archive of Baptist letters found in the collections of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, of which only a handful have ever been seen before. Not only do these letters add greatly to our understanding of Baptist history during these years, but the biographical footnotes and glossary of names included in the book provide an invaluable resource tool for students who do not have the opportunity to conduct archival research.

Baptist Principles: With Practical Applications and Questions for Discussion
Edited by: George H. Tooze
Product Code: P464
ISBN: 9780881464382
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
Baptist Principles is intended to serve three segments of our Baptist life. It is first of all for individuals, pastors, and laity who want to do serious thinking about Baptist principles, work through the tensions, and apply his or her evolving conclusions to his or her own personal life and ministry. In this remarkably written book, George Tooze declares and defines the tensions that are inherent in any Baptist congregation because the potential for differences of faith and interpretation are enormous. Each of the book’s chapters concludes with a series of provocative questions that challenge and define Baptist principles and living a Baptist life.

Baptist Theology: A Four-Century Study
By author: James Leo Garrett
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P584
ISBN: 9780881467079
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
Embracing in one common trajectory the major Baptist confessions of faith, the major Baptist theologians, and the principal Baptist theological movements and controversies, this book spans four centuries of Baptist doctrinal history.

Baptists and Revivals
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P574
ISBN: 9780881466836
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Revivals are an integral part of Baptist life. Just as Baptists share key convictions regarding believer's baptism, congregational governance, and religious freedom, they have also widely adopted common practices. Revivals have contributed immensely to the vitality and growth of Baptists worldwide. This volume is a contribution to the theme of Baptist revivals. It explores the central role played by revivalism for Baptist life in the U.S. and Canada, Britain and Continental Europe, and the Majority world. For 250 years, beginning with the Great Awakening in the mid-eighteenth century, and in almost every place they have established churches, Baptists have embraced the practice of revivalism.

Baptists in Early North America–First Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts, Volume IV
Edited by: Thomas R. McKibbens   Series edited by: William H. Brackney
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H946
ISBN: 9780881466362
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
For the first time in more than three and a half centuries, the carefully preserved records of the First Baptist Church of Boston, Massachusetts, have been transcribed and are now published. They reveal the extraordinary faith of the original founders, the suffering they endured, and the commitment of the nine original members and their successors to persevere through the storm and finally to be recognized as one of the leading churches in Boston and ultimately the nation.

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