United by Faith Paperback

The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race

by Mn) Curtiss Paul Deyoung (associate Professor Of Reconciliation Studies Bethel College St.paul, Rice University) Michael O. Emerson (associate Professor Of Sociology, University Of North Texas) George Yancey (associate Professor Of Sociology, Karen C

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In the last four decades, desegregation has revolutionized almost every aspect of life in the United States: schools, businesses, government offices, even entertainment. But there is one area that remains largely untouched, and that is the church. Now comes a major new call for multiracial congregations in every possible setting - a call that is surprisingly controversial, even in the twenty-first century. In United By Faith, a multiracial team of sociologists and a minister of the Church of God argue that multiracial Christian congregations offer a key to opening the still-locked door between the races in the United States. They note, however, that a belief persists - even in African-American and Latino churches - that racial segregation is an acceptable, even useful practice. The authors examine this question from biblical, historical, and theological perspectives to make their case. They explore the long history of interracialism in the church, with specific examples of multiracial congregations in the United States.They cite examples ranging from the abolitionist movement to an astonishing 1897 camp meeting in Alabama that brought together hundreds of whites and blacks literally into the same tent. Here, too, is a critical account of the theological arguments in favor of racial separation, as voiced in the African-American, Latino, Asian-American, Native-American, and white contexts. The authors respond in detail, closing with a foundation for a theology suited to sustaining multiracial congregations over time. Faith can be the basis for healing, but too often Christian faith has been a field for injury and division. In this important new book, readers will glimpse a way forward, a path toward once again making the church the basis for racial reconciliation in our still-splintered nation.

United by Faith by Curtiss Paul Deyoung (associate Professor Of Reconciliation Studies, Bethel College, St.paul, Mn); Michael O. Emerson (associate Professor Of Sociology, Rice University); George Yancey (associate Professor Of Sociology, University Of North Texas); Karen C was published by Oxford University Press in October 2004 and is our 68780th best seller. The ISBN for United by Faith is 9780195177527.

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Details for United by Faith

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherOxford University Press (October 2004)
Number of Pages240
Thickness16 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1190495
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