W.E.B. Du Bois

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Overview

Brian L. Johnson's remarkable biography of W.E.B. Du Bois describes the evolution of religious views from Du Bois's birth until his resignation as editor of Crisis magazine in 1934. W.E.B. Du Bois: Toward Agnosticism, 1868-1934 traces Du Bois's mounting skepticism through his earliest church experiences to his sociological training in Berlin culminating with his writings in Crisis magazine. Johnson argues that despite Du Bois's frequent use of Protestant religious rhetoric, the mature Du Bois was a critic of African American religious organizations and their leaders, and a scientifically oriented agnostic who did not adhere to any religious orthodoxy.

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Editorial Reviews

Free Inquiry, April/May 2010 - Norm R. Allen Jr.
In W.E.B. Du Bois: Toward Agnosticism, Johnson maintains that Du Bois scholars have avoided examining the role of agnosticism in Du Bois' life....Johnson uses many excellent quotations and excerpts from Du Bois' writings to demonstrate Du Bois' agnosticism....this book is a fine introduction to a side of Du Bois that, in Johnson's opinion has been "wholly avoided."
May 2010 Free Inquiry
Johnson uses many excellent quotations and excerpts from Du Bois' writings to demonstrate Du Bois' agnosticism....This book is a fine introduction to a side of Du Bois that, in Johnson's opinion, has been 'wholly avoided.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742564497
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 154
  • Sales rank: 965,930
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Johnson

Brian L. Johnson is chief of staff at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and associate professor of English in its Center for Integrated Studies.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1: The First Congregational Church of Great Barrington Chapter 3 Chapter 2: T. Thomas Fortune's New York Globe (Freeman) and Great Barrington's 'Very Religious' and 'Strange' Settlers Chapter 4 Chapter 3: From a Christian Pragmatism to Social Science: Fisk, Harvard & Berlin Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Silent Times: The Preacher, the Scholar, and the American Negro Academy Chapter 6 Chapter 5: "As the Crow Flies" Chapter 7 Chapter 6: The Agnostic Pulpit: The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races Chapter 8 Epilogue: "The Great Ghandhi," "The Prophet of Communism," and Agnostic Legacy

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