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The color of compromise : the truth about the American church's complicity in racism

Author: Jemar Tisby
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2019]
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This book is an acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically -- up to the present day -- worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response. The Color of Compromise is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don't know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create

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Genre/Form: Church history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tisby, Jemar.
Color of compromise.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2019]
(DLC) 2019003091
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jemar Tisby
ISBN: 9780310597261 0310597269 9780310597315 0310597315 9780310113607 0310113601
OCLC Number: 1083672917
Description: 253 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Lecrae --
The color of compromise --
Making race in the colonial era --
Understanding liberty in the age of revolution and revival --
Institutionalizing race in the Antebellum era --
Defending slavery at the onset of the Civil War --
Reconstructing white supremacy in the Jim Crow era --
Remembering the complicity in the North --
Compromising with racism during the civil rights movement --
Organizing the religious right at the end of the twentieth century --
Reconsidering racial reconciliation in the age of Black Lives Matter --
The fierce urgency of now --
Conclusion: Be strong and courageous.
Responsibility: Jemar Tisby.
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The Color of Compromise reveals the chilling connection between the church and racism throughout American history. A survey of the ways Christians of the past have reinforced theories of racial  Read more...


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'In giving us a history of America and the Protestant church, Jemar Tisby has given us a survey of ourselves--the racial meanings and stratagems that define our negotiations with one another. He Read more...

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