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Author Edwards, Korie L.

Title The elusive dream : the power of race in interracial churches / Korie L. Edwards
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages)
Contents Decently and in order : congregational worship -- Bringing race to the center : extrareligious activities -- Spiritual affirmative action : leadership structure and characteristics -- Racial identity : material for cross-racial bridging? -- Why do they come? -- Reproducing white hegemony -- Conclusion : the elusive dream
Summary 'The Elusive Dream' demonstrates, through nuanced analysis and in-depth study, that interracial churches in fact help to perpetuate the very racial inequality they aim to abolish. The text raises provocative questions about the ongoing problem of race in the national culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-217) and index
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Subject African American public worship.
African Americans -- Religion.
Public worship -- United States.
Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Whites -- United States -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195314247 (alk. paper)
0199718229 (electronic bk.)
9780195314243 (alk. paper)
9780199718221 (electronic bk.)