Blacks and Whites in Christian America Hardback

How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions

by Jason E. Shelton; Michael O. Emerson;

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Blacks and Whites in Christian America

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Conventional wisdom holds that Christians, as members of a "universal" religion, all believe more or less the same things when it comes to their faith. Yet black and white Christians differ in significant ways, from their frequency of praying or attending services to whether they regularly read the Bible or believe in Heaven or Hell. In this engaging and accessible sociological study of white and black Christian beliefs, Jason E. Shelton and Michael O. Emerson push beyond establishing that there are racial differences in belief and practice among members of American Protestantism to explore why those differences exist. Drawing on the most comprehensive and systematic empirical analysis of African American religious actions and beliefs to date, they delineate five building blocks of black Protestant faith which have emerged from the particular dynamics of American race relations. Shelton and Emerson find that America's history of racial oppression has had a deep and fundamental effect on the religious beliefs and practices of blacks and whites across America.

Blacks and Whites in Christian America by Jason E. Shelton; Michael O. Emerson was published by New York University Press in September 2012. The ISBN for Blacks and Whites in Christian America is 9780814722756.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherNew York University Press (September 2012)
Number of Pages290
Thickness21 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4062829
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