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Blacks and Whites in Christian America : how racial discrimination shapes religious convictions

Author: Jason E Shelton; Michael O Emerson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
Series: Religion and social transformation.
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"In this engaging and accessible sociological study of white and black Christian beliefs, Jason E. Shelton and Michael O. Emerson explore why those differences exist. Drawing on the most comprehensive and systematic empirical analysis of African American religious actions and beliefs to date, they delineate five building blocks of black protestant faith which have emerged from the particular dynamics of American  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason E Shelton; Michael O Emerson
ISBN: 9780814722756 081472275X 9780814722763 0814722768
OCLC Number: 768793107
Description: xi, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Religion and race --
Why do African Americans pray so often? --
So rooted a past: slavery and African American Protestant religious tradition --
The Apostles' creed: racial similarities in commitments to core Christian tenets --
Learning and burning: racial differences in "academic" versus "experiential" models of Christianity --
Religious convictions: everyday faith-based actions and beliefs --
Shaded morality: not so black and white --
Far-reaching faith: evidence of an inclusive religious doctrine --
Reconciling the race problem: identity politics and the gulf between black and white Protestants --
Epilogue: the race problem and beloved community.
Series Title: Religion and social transformation.
Responsibility: Jason E. Shelton and Michael O. Emerson.

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Shows that America's history of racial oppression has had a deep and fundamental effect on the religious beliefs and practices of blacks and whites across America  Read more...

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Among the academic works that have appeared in recent years analyzing the racial attitudes of Black and White Christians, none are as influential as Jason...
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