Combustible / Burn / Edition 1

Combustible / Burn / Edition 1

by Andrew Silver
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0865548366

ISBN-13: 9780865548367

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: Mercer University Press

Combustible/Burn is the inspirational play about young people finding their faith challenged, finding their moral centers broadened, and finding their courage strengthened to defeat hatred at any cost. From 1948 to 1956, a small group of devout students at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, attempted to topple segregation. Energized by a daring, visionary professor,

Overview

Combustible/Burn is the inspirational play about young people finding their faith challenged, finding their moral centers broadened, and finding their courage strengthened to defeat hatred at any cost. From 1948 to 1956, a small group of devout students at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, attempted to topple segregation. Energized by a daring, visionary professor, G. McLeod "Mac" Bryan. they stood against fellow students, parents, community, and denomination in their support of desegregation in their school, in their town, and in their community. These remarkable students protested Klan meetings, broke segregation laws on buses and in parks, joined integrated communes and summer camps, invited African Americans into their classrooms and into their homes, and preached integration in black and white churches. For their active compassion, these idealistic Christian students found themselves disciplined, fired, and jailed.

Finally, joined by the courageous West African, Sam Oni, himself a Baptist convert, these students brought a Baptist university face to face with the "Christian ethic" of equality. In America, Sam Oni found himself converting the Baptists who had once converted him. Though his faith was nearly shattered by the struggle, Oni, together with these idealistic students and a generation of brave African Americans, managed to desegregate both the first Baptist church and the first private university in Georgia. Written from hundreds of hours of interviews, almost every word of this documentary play comes directly from the original actors themselves, telling a powerful story of Christian idealism, compassion, adn justice, burning from a small Georgia city to the coast of Africa and back again. Combustible/Burn tells the story of a small group of students who changed the face of Christian education and the Baptist church in Georgia forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865548367
Publisher:
Mercer University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,288,043
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Author's Notexiii
Act I1
Prologue3
Soul Liberty4
Liberals in Hell7
A God Bigger Than That8
Christian Ethics9
Counterpoint: White School11
Eating Standing Up12
Counterpoint: The Back Porch15
Bryanites16
Brands19
Counterpoint: Look-At Park23
Other Mothers23
Counterpoint: Someone Else's Kids25
The Horse and the Mule26
God Has a Schedule Too27
Counterpoint: Watching My Mother Cry29
Who is My Mother?29
Counterpoint: An Anger Deferred32
Koinonia35
A Friendly, Dangerous Place43
The Little Children of the World43
Counterpoint: If Jesus Came Back46
Mary and Martha47
Silent Conspiracies50
Remnants54
Cookout57
Troublemaker65
Sweet Potato Farm66
Act II71
Callings73
Incident on Route 1774
Hilltop Christians77
The Land and the Gospel80
Revelation81
Rufus Harris83
Missionary in Reverse87
Do-Gooders90
Go Back and Dream Again91
Warm Welcome92
Mary and Betty98
Eleven Ways of Looking at a Black Girl100
The Invisible109
Papa Joe111
Skin114
The Mirror116
Gospel Music Seminar119
The Church Crucified121
Ed Bacon's Vision126
Closure128
Timeline133

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