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The Resource God and race in American politics : a short history, Mark A. Noll

God and race in American politics : a short history, Mark A. Noll

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God and race in American politics : a short history
Title
God and race in American politics
Title remainder
a short history
Statement of responsibility
Mark A. Noll
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Religion has been a powerful political force throughout American history. When race enters the mix the results have been some of our greatest triumphs as a nation--and some of our most shameful failures. In this important book, Mark Noll, one of the most influential historians of American religion writing today, traces the explosive political effects of the religious intermingling with race. Noll demonstrates how supporters and opponents of slavery and segregation drew equally on the Bible to justify the morality of their positions. He shows how a common evangelical heritage supported Jim Crow discrimination and contributed powerfully to the black theology of liberation preached by Martin Luther King Jr. In probing such connections, Noll takes readers from the 1830 slave revolt of Nat Turner through Reconstruction and the long Jim Crow era, from the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s to "values" voting in recent presidential elections. He argues that the greatest transformations in American political history, from the Civil War through the civil rights revolution and beyond, constitute an interconnected narrative in which opposing appeals to Biblical truth gave rise to often-contradictory religious and moral complexities. And he shows how this heritage remains alive today in controversies surrounding stem-cell research and abortion as well as civil rights reform. God and Race in American Politics is a panoramic history that reveals the profound role of religion in American political history and in American discourse on race and social justice." -- Book jacket
Awards note
Winner of Christianity Today's Award of Merit for History/Biography, 2009.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185
LC item number
.N65 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
God and race in American politics : a short history, Mark A. Noll
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The Bible, slavery, and the "irrepressible conflict"
  • The origins of African-American religious agency
  • The churches, "redemption," and Jim Crow
  • Religion and the Civil Rights Movement
  • The Civil Rights Movement as the fulcrum of recent political history
  • Theological conclusion
Control code
225852387
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 209 p.
Isbn
9780691125367
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008016456
Other physical details
ill.
Label
God and race in American politics : a short history, Mark A. Noll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The Bible, slavery, and the "irrepressible conflict"
  • The origins of African-American religious agency
  • The churches, "redemption," and Jim Crow
  • Religion and the Civil Rights Movement
  • The Civil Rights Movement as the fulcrum of recent political history
  • Theological conclusion
Control code
225852387
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 209 p.
Isbn
9780691125367
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008016456
Other physical details
ill.

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