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Methodist Unification Christianity and the Politics of Race in the Jim Crow Era

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ISBN-10: 0814719902

ISBN-13: 9780814719909

Edition: 2008

Authors: Morris L. Davis

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"Draws upon previously neglected primary sources to offer a ground-breaking analysis of the intertwined political, racial, and religious dynamics at work in the institutional merging of three American Methodist denominations in 1939. Davis boldly examines the conflicted ethics behind a dominant American religious culture's justification and preservation of racial segregation in the reformulation of its post-slavery institutional presence in American society. His work provides a much-needed, critical discussion of the racial issues that pervaded American religion and culture in the early twentieth century. Wendy J. Deichmann Edwards, Academic Dean and Associate Professor of History and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 197
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Morris L. Davis is Assistant Professor, History of Christianity and Wesleyan/Methodist Studies, Drew Theological School.

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The Final Three Meetings: The Problem of Missions and the Urgency of Patriots
List of Delegates to the Joint Commission with Biographical Notes
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About the Author