Black Bishop: Edward T. Demby and the Struggle for Racial Equality in the Episcopal Church

Black Bishop: Edward T. Demby and the Struggle for Racial Equality in the Episcopal Church

by Michael J. Beary
     
 

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Demby believed African American assimilation into the white Episcopal church was paved with education and moral rectitude. Thus his move toward integration and equality accommodated more than challenged the status quo. His rise to assistant Episcopal bishop for "colored work" in Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and New Mexico, provides depth to the larger American experience of segregation promulgated as a social good. Demby worked diligently to hire black priests, baptizing and confirming communicants, and building schools and other institutions of community service as a way to draw African Americans back to the Episcopal church. His ministry, writes Beary, "represents the zenith and the demise of Jim Crow in the Episcopal Church." Beary is an independent scholar, an Episcopalian, and former instructor at Lyon College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252026188
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Studies in Anglican History
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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