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Blacks and Whites in Christian America How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions

ISBN-10: 0814722768
ISBN-13: 9780814722763
Edition: 2012
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Description: Conventional wisdom holds that Christians, as members of a “universal” religion, all believe more or less the same things when it comes to their faith. Yet black and white Christians differ in significant ways, from their frequency of praying or  More...

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 10/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 290
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Conventional wisdom holds that Christians, as members of a “universal” religion, all believe more or less the same things when it comes to their faith. Yet black and white Christians differ in significant ways, from their frequency of praying or attending services to whether they regularly read the Bible or believe in Heaven or Hell. In this engaging and accessible sociological study of white and black Christian beliefs, Jason E. Shelton and Michael O. Emerson push beyond establishing that there are racial differences in belief and practice among members of American Protestantism to explore why those differences exist. Drawing on the most comprehensive and systematic empirical analysis of African American religious actions and beliefs to date, they delineate five building blocks of black Protestant faith which have emerged from the particular dynamics of American race relations. Shelton and Emerson find that America’s history of racial oppression has had a deep and fundamental effect on the religious beliefs and practices of blacks and whites across America.

Michael O. Emerson is Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. He is author or co-author of several books, including Divided By Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America, Transcending Racial Barriers, and Against All Odds: The Struggle for Racial Integration in Religious Organizations (NYU Press, 2005).

Jason E. Shelton is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Shelton's articles have appeared in Social Science Quarterly, Du Bois Review, Sociological Perspectives, Journal of African American Studies , and other respected publications.

Preface: Religion and Race
Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?
So Rooted a Past: Slavery and African American Protestant Religious Tradition
The Apostles' Creed: Racial Similarities in Commitments to Core Christian Tenets
Learning and Burning: Racial Differences in "Academic" versus "Experiential" Models of Christianity
Religious Convictions: Everyday Faith-Based Actions and Beliefs
Shaded Morality: Not So Black and White
Far-Reaching Faith: Evidence of an Inclusive Religious Doctrine
Reconciling the Race Problem: Identity Politics and the Gulf between Black and White Protestants
Epilogue: The Race Problem and Beloved Community
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Index
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