Bibliographic Details

Blacks and Whites in Christian America : how racial discrimination shapes religious convictions / Jason E. Shelton and Michael O. Emerson.

Author / Creator Shelton, Jason E.
Imprint New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 279 pages)
Language English
Series Religion and social transformation
Religion and social transformation.
Subject African Americans -- Religion.
Race discrimination -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Race discrimination -- United States.
Black theology.
Protestant churches -- United States -- Doctrines.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Protestant.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
African Americans -- Religion.
Black theology.
Protestant churches -- Doctrines.
Race discrimination.
Race discrimination -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Emerson, Michael O., 1965-
ISBN 0814722776
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In this engaging and accessible sociological study of white and black Christian beliefs, Jasom E. Shelton and Michael O. Emerson explore why those differences exist. Drawing on the most comprehensive and systematic empirical analysis of African American religious actions and beliefs to date, they delineate five building blocks of black Protestant faith which have emerged from the particular dynamics of American race relations. Shelton and Emerson find that America's history of racial oppression has had a deep and fundamental effect on the religious beliefs and practices of blacks and whites across America.
Other form Print version: 9780814722756 081472275X
Standard no. 10.18574/9780814722770