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The Resource Divided by faith : evangelical religion and the problem of race in America, Michael O. Emerson, Christian Smith

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

Label
Divided by faith : evangelical religion and the problem of race in America
Title
Divided by faith
Title remainder
evangelical religion and the problem of race in America
Statement of responsibility
Michael O. Emerson, Christian Smith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emerson, Michael O.
Dewey number
261.8/348/00973
Index
index present
LC call number
BT734.2
LC item number
.E48 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Christian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race relations
  • Evangelicalism
  • United States
  • Rassenbeziehung
  • Evangelikale Bewegung
  • USA
Label
Divided by faith : evangelical religion and the problem of race in America, Michael O. Emerson, Christian Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Structurally speaking: religion and racialization
  • Conclusion
  • 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
Control code
43581593
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 212 pages
Isbn
9780195131406
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00036743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)43581593
Label
Divided by faith : evangelical religion and the problem of race in America, Michael O. Emerson, Christian Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Structurally speaking: religion and racialization
  • Conclusion
  • 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
Control code
43581593
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 212 pages
Isbn
9780195131406
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00036743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)43581593

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