The Resource Mississippi praying : Southern white evangelicals and the Civil Rights movement, 1945-1975, Carolyn Renée Dupont

Mississippi praying : Southern white evangelicals and the Civil Rights movement, 1945-1975, Carolyn Renée Dupont

Label
Mississippi praying : Southern white evangelicals and the Civil Rights movement, 1945-1975
Title
Mississippi praying
Title remainder
Southern white evangelicals and the Civil Rights movement, 1945-1975
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Renée Dupont
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mississippi Praying examines the faith communities at ground-zero of the racial revolution that rocked America. This religious history of white Mississippians in the civil rights era shows how Mississippian's intense religious commitments played critical, rather than incidental, roles in their response to the movement for black equality. During the civil rights movement and since, it has perplexed many Americans that unabashedly Christian Mississippi could also unapologetically oppress its black population. Yet, as Carolyn Renee Dupont richly details, white southerners' evangelical religion gave them no conceptual tools for understanding segregation as a moral evil, and many believed that God had ordained the racial hierarchy. Challenging previous scholarship that depicts southern religious support for segregation as weak, Dupont shows how people of faith in Mississippi rejected the religious argument for black equality and actively supported the effort to thwart the civil rights movement. At the same time, faith motivated a small number of white Mississippians to challenge the methods and tactics of do-or-die segregationists. Racial turmoil profoundly destabilized Mississippi's religious communities and turned them into battlegrounds over the issue of black equality. Though Mississippi's evangelicals lost the battle to preserve segregation, they won important struggles to preserve the theology that had sustained the racial hierarchy. Ultimately, this history sheds light on the eventual rise of the religious right by elaborating the connections between the pre- and post-civil rights South. -- Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dupont, Carolyn Renée
Dewey number
277.62/0285
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR555.M7
LC item number
D87 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evangelicalism
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights movements
  • Evangelicalism
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
Label
Mississippi praying : Southern white evangelicals and the Civil Rights movement, 1945-1975, Carolyn Renée Dupont
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : history, white religion, and the civil rights movement -- Segregation and the religious worlds of white Mississippians -- Conversations about race in the post-war world -- Responding to Brown : the recalcitrant parish -- "A strange and serious Christian heresy" : massive resistance and the religious defense of segregation -- "Ask for the old paths" : Mississippi's Southern Baptists and segregation -- "Born of conviction" : the travail of Mississippi Methodism -- The Jackson church visits : "a good quarter-time church with a bird dog and shot gun" -- "Warped and distorted reflections" : Mississippi and the North -- Race and restructuring of American religion -- Conclusion : a theology on the wrong side of history
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780814708415
Lccn
2013009417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841516063
  • 1837190
  • (OCoLC)ocn841516063
  • 1837190
Label
Mississippi praying : Southern white evangelicals and the Civil Rights movement, 1945-1975, Carolyn Renée Dupont
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : history, white religion, and the civil rights movement -- Segregation and the religious worlds of white Mississippians -- Conversations about race in the post-war world -- Responding to Brown : the recalcitrant parish -- "A strange and serious Christian heresy" : massive resistance and the religious defense of segregation -- "Ask for the old paths" : Mississippi's Southern Baptists and segregation -- "Born of conviction" : the travail of Mississippi Methodism -- The Jackson church visits : "a good quarter-time church with a bird dog and shot gun" -- "Warped and distorted reflections" : Mississippi and the North -- Race and restructuring of American religion -- Conclusion : a theology on the wrong side of history
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780814708415
Lccn
2013009417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841516063
  • 1837190
  • (OCoLC)ocn841516063
  • 1837190

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