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Methodists and the Crucible of Race, 1930-1975 (Hardback)
  • Methodists and the Crucible of Race, 1930-1975 (Hardback)

Methodists and the Crucible of Race, 1930-1975 (Hardback)

Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 30/04/2004
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In Methodists and the Crucible of Race, 1930-1975 Peter C. Murray contributes to the history of American Christianity and the Civil Rights movement by examining a national institution - the Methodist Church - and how it dealt with the racial conflict centered in the South. Murray begins his study by tracing American Methodism from its beginnings to the secession of many African Americans from the church and the establishment of separate northern and southern denominations in the nineteenth century. He then details the reconciliation and compromise of many of these segments in 1939 that led to the unification of the church. This compromise created the racially segregated church that Methodists struggled to eliminate over the next thirty years. During the Civil Rights movement, American churches confronted issues of racism that they had previously ignored. No church experienced this confrontation more sharply than the Methodist Church. When Methodists reunited their northern and southern halves in 1939, their new church constitution created a segregated church structure that posed significant issues for Methodists during the Civil Rights movement.

Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826215147
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm

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