United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race

(Hardback - Jun 2003)
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In the last four decades, desegregation has revolutionized almost every aspect of life in the United States: schools, businesses, government offices, even entertainment. But there is one area that remains largely untouched, and that is the church. Now comes a major new call for multiracial congregations in every possible setting--a call that is surprisingly controversial, even in the twenty-first century. In United By Faith, a multiracial team of sociologists and a minister of the Church of God argue that multiracial Christian congregations offer a key to opening the still-locked door between the races in the United States. They note, however, that a belief persists--even in African-American and Latino churches--that racial segregation is an acceptable, even useful practice. The authors examine this question from biblical, historical, and theological perspectives to make their case. They explore the long history of interracialism in the church, with specific examples of multiracial congregations in the United States. They cite examples ranging from the abolitionist movement to an astonishing 1897 camp meeting in Alabama that brought together hundreds of whites and blacks literally


  • SKU: 9780195152159
  • SKU10: 0195152158
  • Title: United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race
  • Qty Remaining Online: 109
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Date Published: Jun 2003
  • Pages: 240
  • Weight lbs: 1.06
  • Dimensions: 9.44" L x 6.44" W x 0.82" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Price on Product, Index, Dust Cover, Bibliography
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic; Ethnic Orientation | Multicultural;
  • Category: SOCIAL ISSUES
  • Subject: Minority Studies - General


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