Bounds of their habitation : race and religion in American history / Paul Harvey.

By: Harvey, Paul, 1961- [author.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: American ways series: Publisher: Lanham : American Ways, Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]Description: ix, 252 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781442236189; 1442236183; 0810896257; 9780810896253Subject(s): Racism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Racism -- United States | United States -- Church history | United States -- Race relations -- Religious aspectsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Bounds of their habitation.DDC classification: 200.89/00973 LOC classification: BR517 | .H38 2017
Contents:
Introduction: Religion and race in American history -- Red, white, and black in colonial American religion -- Religious freedom and religious repression in the early United States -- Religious ways of knowing race in antebellum America -- Religion, race, and the reconstruction of citizenship -- Religion, race, and immigration -- Religion and civil rights: the color of power -- Liberation theologies and problems of religious freedom in a conservative age -- Epilogue: Contemporary dilemmas of pluralism.
Summary: "There is an "American Way" to religion and race unlike anyplace else in the world, and the rise of religious pluralism in contemporary American (together with the continuing legacy of the racism of the past and misapprehensions in the present) render its understanding crucial. Paul Harvey's Bounds of Their Habitation, the latest installment in the acclaimed American Ways Series, concisely surveys the evolution and interconnection of race and religion throughout American history. Harvey pierces through the often overly academic treatments afforded these essential topics to accessibly delineate a narrative between our nation's revolutionary racial and religious beginnings, and our increasingly contested and pluralistic future. Anyone interested in the paths America's racial and religious histories have traveled, where they've most profoundly intersected, and where they will go from here, will thoroughly enjoy this book and find its perspectives and purpose essential for any deeper understanding of the soul of the American nation."--Back cover.
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Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-240) and index.

Introduction: Religion and race in American history -- Red, white, and black in colonial American religion -- Religious freedom and religious repression in the early United States -- Religious ways of knowing race in antebellum America -- Religion, race, and the reconstruction of citizenship -- Religion, race, and immigration -- Religion and civil rights: the color of power -- Liberation theologies and problems of religious freedom in a conservative age -- Epilogue: Contemporary dilemmas of pluralism.

"There is an "American Way" to religion and race unlike anyplace else in the world, and the rise of religious pluralism in contemporary American (together with the continuing legacy of the racism of the past and misapprehensions in the present) render its understanding crucial. Paul Harvey's Bounds of Their Habitation, the latest installment in the acclaimed American Ways Series, concisely surveys the evolution and interconnection of race and religion throughout American history. Harvey pierces through the often overly academic treatments afforded these essential topics to accessibly delineate a narrative between our nation's revolutionary racial and religious beginnings, and our increasingly contested and pluralistic future. Anyone interested in the paths America's racial and religious histories have traveled, where they've most profoundly intersected, and where they will go from here, will thoroughly enjoy this book and find its perspectives and purpose essential for any deeper understanding of the soul of the American nation."--Back cover.

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