Race, Religion, and the Continuing American Dilemma

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Macmillan, May 17, 1999 - Religion - 310 pages

A classic work on religion and the racial problems of modern america -now brought up to date.

Since the early days of the Republic, Americans' exuberant, unchastened idealism, their commitment to the notion of a perfect society in the New World, has clashed with the reality of ugly American society, and religious groups have all too often accommodated themselves to these injustices.

In Race, Religion, and the Continuing American Dilemma, C. Eric Lincoln reevaluates what Gunnar Myrdal called "the American dilemma" and studies particularly the influence of the black church. This revised edition takes 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 in to the twenty-first century..

 

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Contents

The American Dilemma in Perspective
3
The Racial Factor in the Shaping of Religion in America
23
The African Churches
60
Black Ethnicity and Religious Nationalism
87
The Face of American Pluralism
123
Mormon Muslim and Jew
138
From Desegregation
189
Principles Problems and Prospects
228
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Eric Lincoln, William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of Religion and Culture Emeritus at Duke University, has written many books, including The Black Muslims in America and The Negro Pilgrimage in America. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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