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The Resource Doctrine and race : African American evangelicals and fundamentalism between the wars, Mary Beth Swetnam Mathews

Doctrine and race : African American evangelicals and fundamentalism between the wars, Mary Beth Swetnam Mathews

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Doctrine and race : African American evangelicals and fundamentalism between the wars
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Doctrine and race
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African American evangelicals and fundamentalism between the wars
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Mary Beth Swetnam Mathews
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eng
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By presenting African American Protestantism in the context of white Protestant fundamentalism, Doctrine and Race: African American Evangelicals and Fundamentalism between the Wars demonstrates that African American Protestants were acutely aware of the manner in which white Christianity operated and how they could use that knowledge to justify social change. Mary Beth Swetnam Mathews's study scrutinizes how white fundamentalists wrote blacks out of their definition of fundamentalism and how blacks constructed a definition of Christianity that had, at its core, an intrinsic belief in racial equality. In doing so, this volume challenges the prevailing scholarly argument that fundamentalism was either a doctrinal debate or an antimodernist force. Instead, it was a constantly shifting set of priorities for different groups at different times. A number of African American theologians and clergy identified with many of the doctrinal tenets of the fundamentalism of their white counterparts, but African Americans were excluded from full fellowship with the fundamentalists because of their race. Moreover, these scholars and pastors did not limit themselves to traditional evangelical doctrine but embraced progressive theological concepts, such as the Social Gospel, to help them achieve racial equality. Nonetheless, they identified other forward-looking theological views, such as modernism, as threats to "true" Christianity. Mathews demonstrates that, although traditional portraits of "the black church" have provided the illusion of a singular unified organization, black evangelical leaders debated passionately among themselves as they sought to preserve select aspects of the culture around them while rejecting others. The picture that emerges from this research creates a richer, more profound understanding of African American denominations as they struggled to contend with a white American society that saw them as inferior. Doctrine and Race melds American religious history and race studies in innovative and compelling ways, highlighting the remarkable and rich complexity that attended to the development of African American Protestant movements. --
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Mathews, Mary Beth Swetnam
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index present
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BR563.N4
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M294 2017
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Religion and American culture
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  • African Americans
  • Baptists
  • Methodist Church
  • Evangelicalism
  • Fundamentalism
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Baptists
  • Evangelicalism
  • Fundamentalism
  • Methodist Church
  • United States
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Doctrine and race : African American evangelicals and fundamentalism between the wars, Mary Beth Swetnam Mathews
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-194) and index
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nc
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Contents
"Too frequently they are led astray": White fundamentalists and race -- "What is the matter with White Baptists?": African Americans' initial encounters with fundamentalism -- "We need no new doctrine for this new day": African Americans adapt fundamentalism -- "Only the gilded staircase to destruction": African American Protestants confront the social challenges of modernity -- "And this is where the White man's Christianity breaks down": race relations and ecclesiology in the era of lynchings and Jim Crow
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953552201
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24 cm
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204 pages
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9780817319380
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2016023986
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)953552201
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Doctrine and race : African American evangelicals and fundamentalism between the wars, Mary Beth Swetnam Mathews
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Too frequently they are led astray": White fundamentalists and race -- "What is the matter with White Baptists?": African Americans' initial encounters with fundamentalism -- "We need no new doctrine for this new day": African Americans adapt fundamentalism -- "Only the gilded staircase to destruction": African American Protestants confront the social challenges of modernity -- "And this is where the White man's Christianity breaks down": race relations and ecclesiology in the era of lynchings and Jim Crow
Control code
953552201
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780817319380
Lccn
2016023986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953552201

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