Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America ePub download
by Michael O. Emerson
- ISBN: 0195131401
- ISBN13: 978-0195131406
- ePub: 1230 kb | FB2: 1390 kb
- Language: English
- Category: World
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 20, 2000)
- Pages: 224
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Michael O. Emerson is the Tsanoff Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at Rice University, the author of numerous articles on race relations and religion, and the co-author of United by Faith. He lives in Houston, Texas
Michael O. He lives in Houston, Texas. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Divided by Faith book. Citing the individualistic and relational values of white evangelicals and the natural outcome of division when people are grouped according to similarities, in addition to the tendency of people to spend more resources on their own "ingroup," the evangelical church is, to the authors, an unhelpful (and even detrimental) force in American society.
In Divided by Faith, Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith probe the grassroots of white evangelical America, through a nationwide telephone survey of 2,000 people, along with 200 face-to-face interviews. Most white evangelicals, they learned, see no systematic discrimination against blacks; indeed, they deny the existence of any ongoing racial problem in the United States. Many of their subjects blamed the continuing talk of racial conflict on the media, unscrupulous black leaders, and the inability of African Americans to forget the past
Through a nationwide telephone survey of 2,000 people and an additional 200 face-to-face interviews, Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith probed the grassroots of white evangelical America. They found that despite recent efforts by the movement's leaders to address the problem of racial discrimination, evangelicals themselves seem to be preserving America's racial chasm. In fact, most white evangelicals see no systematic discrimination against blacks.
Michael O. Emerson, Christian Smith. In recent years, the leaders of the American evangelical movement have brought their characteristic passion to the problem of race, notably in the Promise Keepers movement and in reconciliation theology. But the authors of this provocative new study reveal that despite their good intentions, evangelicals may actually be preserving America's racial chasm.
Divided by Faith also includes a brilliant, concise history of evangelical thought about race from colonial times to the civil rights movement.
vangelicals desire to end racial division and inequality, and attempt to think and act accordingly. But, in the process, they likely do more to perpetuate the racial divide than they do to tear it down. Divided by Faith also includes a brilliant, concise history of evangelical thought about race from colonial times to the civil rights movement. -Michael Joseph Gross.
He has coauthored numerous books, including United by Faith and Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us. .
He has coauthored numerous books, including United by Faith and Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion in Our World. By 1955, the problems of race and the racial hierarchy had not disappeared at all. The forms had changed to be sure, but so ever-present were the problems that major social movements and upheavals resulted. These upheavals ushered in a new era of race relations in the United States-the post-Civil Rights era. see all 2 descriptions).