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The elusive dream : the power of race in interracial churches

Author: Korie L Edwards
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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'The Elusive Dream' demonstrates, through nuanced analysis and in-depth study, that interracial churches in fact help to perpetuate the very racial inequality they aim to abolish. The text raises provocative questions about the ongoing problem of race in the national culture.
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Edwards, Korie L.
Elusive dream.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008014445
(OCoLC)179802657
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Korie L Edwards
ISBN: 9780199718221 0199718229 9780195314243 0195314247
OCLC Number: 263170077
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages)
Contents: Decently and in order : congregational worship --
Bringing race to the center : extrareligious activities --
Spiritual affirmative action : leadership structure and characteristics --
Racial identity : material for cross-racial bridging? --
Why do they come? --
Reproducing white hegemony --
Conclusion : the elusive dream.
Responsibility: Korie L. Edwards.

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'The Elusive Dream' demonstrates, through nuanced analysis and in-depth study, that interracial churches in fact help to perpetuate the very racial inequality they aim to abolish. The text raises provocative questions about the ongoing problem of race in the national culture.

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