Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1970

Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1970

by Carolyn Renee Dupont

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814708415
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 08/23/2013
Pages: 303
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Renée Dupont is Assistant Professor of History at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.

Table of Contents


Contents
List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: History, White Religion, and 1
the Civil Rights Movement
1 Segregation and the Religious Worlds of White Mississippians 15
2 Conversations about Race in the Post-War World 39
3 Responding to Brown: The Recalcitrant Parish 63
4 “A Strange and Serious Christian Heresy”:
Massive Resistance and the Religious Defense of Segregation 79
5 “Ask for the Old Paths”:
Mississippi’s Southern Baptists and Segregation 105
6 “Born of Conviction”:
The Travail of Mississippi Methodism 127
7 The Jackson Church Visits:
“A Good Quarter-Time Church with a Bird Dog and Shotgun” 155
8 “Warped and Distorted Reflections”: 181
Mississippi and the North
9 Race and the Restructuring of American Religion 199
Conclusion: A Theology on the Wrong Side of History 231
Notes 241
Index 285
About the Author 290

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