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Your spirits walk beside us : the politics of Black religion

Author: Barbara Dianne Savage
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"From the 1920s on, some of the best African American minds - W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Benjamin Mays, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Mary McLeod Bethune, Charles S. Johnson, and others - argued tirelessly about the churches' responsibility in the quest for racial justice. Could they be a liberal force, or would they be a constraint on progress? There was no single, unified black church but rather many churches  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Dianne Savage
ISBN: 9780674031777 0674031776
OCLC Number: 225874311
Description: 359 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The reformation of the "Negro church" --
Illusions of black religion --
In pursuit of pentecost --
The advent to civil rights --
Southern Black liberal protestantism --
A religious rebellion --
Reconcilable difference.
Responsibility: Barbara Dianne Savage.


Even before the emergence of the civil rights movement with black churches at its center, African American religion and progressive politics were assumed to be inextricably intertwined. This book  Read more...
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This passionate and incisive analysis of the relationship between twentieth-century black religion and politics reveals the paradoxes as well as the dynamism intrinsic to black church culture. It is Read more...

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