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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012016651
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason E Shelton; Michael O Emerson
ISBN: 0814722776 9780814722770 9780814722787 0814722784
OCLC Number: 813004997
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 279 pages).
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Religion and social transformation.
Responsibility: Jason E. Shelton and Michael O. Emerson.

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