For God and Race: The Religious and Political Leadership of Amez Bishop James Walker Hood

For God and Race: The Religious and Political Leadership of Amez Bishop James Walker Hood

by Sandy Dwayne Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1570032610

ISBN-13: 9781570032615

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press

Until now, the public life of James Walker Hood (1831-1918), bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church and a major political and religious leader of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth, has gone largely unexamined. For God and Race recovers the public career of Hood as a representative of the major builders of independent black…  See more details below

Overview

Until now, the public life of James Walker Hood (1831-1918), bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church and a major political and religious leader of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth, has gone largely unexamined. For God and Race recovers the public career of Hood as a representative of the major builders of independent black Christianity during this period who understood faithfulness to God as inseparable from the quest for racial justice, and it explores Hood's role in the AMEZ Church, a denomination known for its singular success in promoting leadership for the abolitionist movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570032615
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Religious Biography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chronology
Abbreviation and Identification Table
Pt. ILaying the Foundations of Zion: Introduction to the Study and Life of a Neglected Religious and Political Leader
Introduction: Rediscovering James Walker Hood3
Ch. 1James Walker Hood: The Formative Years of a Leader (1831-1863) and an Overview of His Public Career (1864-1918)22
Pt. IIZion Goes South: Hood's Religious and Political Leadership, 1864-1872
Ch. 2Hood's Religious Activities in the South, 1864-187247
Ch. 3Hood's Political and Educational Leadership in the South, 1864-187266
Pt. IIIA Star in Zion: Hood's Early Years as Episcopal Leader, 1872-1885
Ch. 4Hood's Early Episcopal Leadership, Part I: Ascending to the Bishopric and the Early Years, 1868-188083
Ch. 5Hood's Early Episcopal Leadership, Part II: The Hillery Episode and the Western Sojourn, 1880-188597
Pt. IVSinging Zion's Song in a Strange Land: The Political Philosophy and Leadership of Hood, 1872-1916
Ch. 6Hood and Black America during the Post-Reconstruction Years: An Overview of the Political Philosophy of a Black Leader, 1872-1916113
Ch. 7The Loyal Republican: Hood's Political Leadership and the Presidential Elections of 1908 and 1912135
Pt. VTrouble in Zion: Hood's Leadership in Controversies Involving the AMEZ Church, 1872-1918
Ch. 8Hood as Leader in Religious Controversies, 1872-1916151
Ch. 9The Women's Ordination Controversy, the AMEZ Church, and Hood's Leadership, 1898-1900163
Ch. 10Hood's Leadership and Controversies Regarding Zion's Episcopacy, 1888-1918176
Pt. VIHeaded for Mount Zion: Summary and Analysis of Hood's Leadership
Conclusion: A Summary and Some Assessments of the Leadership of James Walker Hood199
Appendix AGrowth of the AMEZ Church209
Appendix BPartial Listing of AMEZ Bishops210
Notes211
Bibliography232
Index245

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