Race, Religion, and the Continuing American Dilemmaby C. Eric Lincoln
In 1986, the
Since the early days of the republic, Americans' exuberant, unchastened idealism, committed to the notion of a perfect society in the New World, has dashed with the reality of ugly American behavior: racist and other social inequities have been rife in American society, and religious groups have all too often accommodated themselves to these injustices.
In 1986, the great scholar C. Eric Lincoln reevaluated what Gunnar Myrdal had called the American dilemma, and studied particularly the influence of the black church. In this revised edition of his authoritative work, Lincoln reevaluates his own argument, taking into account the weakening of welfare and affirmative action, and argues that the black church must serve today as a vital moral authority to lead us into the twenty-first century.
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