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The Promise and the Challenges of Multiracial Congregations

Curtiss Paul DeYoung

in United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152159
eISBN:
9780199849659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152159.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There are certain multiracial congregations churches such as the Fort Bend Community Church in Houston that attempt to cater to church-goers of different races and ages by holding worship services ... More


A Closer Look at Four Multiracial Congregations

Curtiss Paul DeYoung

in United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152159
eISBN:
9780199849659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152159.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

September 23, 2001, marked an important event in the coexistence of different religious faiths as thousands of people of different race and religions gathered at Yankee Stadium in New York City to ... More


The Emergence of Multiracial Congregations (1940–2000)

Curtiss Paul DeYoung

in United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152159
eISBN:
9780199849659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152159.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Howard Thurman, who played a significant role in racial reconciliation in the United States during the period between the 1940s and the 1970s, was included in the group of African American religious ... More


Congregations and the Color Line (1600–1940)

Curtiss Paul DeYoung

in United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152159
eISBN:
9780199849659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152159.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

North America first experienced a great human tragedy when people of African descent were dragged away from their homes and forced in large numbers on to ships to become slaves. Although several ... More


Epilogue: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race

Curtiss Paul DeYoung

in United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152159
eISBN:
9780199849659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152159.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Eldin Villafañe, a theologian, associated the role of the church in today's racialized society with Latin Jazz as the latter fuses two different types of music to form a whole new genre, in a similar ... More


Much Ado About Nothing? Rethinking the Efficacy of Multiracial Churches for Racial Reconciliation

Korie L. Edwards

in Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion after Divided by Faith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199329502
eISBN:
9780199369362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329502.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter calls into question the efficacy of multiracial church movements for racial justice. Often multiracial churches overemphasize interracial relations at the expense of critiquing ... More


The Truth of the Gospel

Curtiss Paul DeYoung

in United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152159
eISBN:
9780199849659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152159.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Malcolm X and Saul of Tarsus had something in common—they were both born into minority groups. Both of them embraced their native cultures, and although they also embraced their Christian faith, they ... More


Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion after Divided by Faith

Philip Luke Sinitiere

J. Russell Hawkins (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199329502
eISBN:
9780199369362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329502.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Building on the foundation laid by Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America (Oxford, 2000), this book offers an updated analysis of the complex entanglement of race ... More


Knotted Together: Identity and Community in a Multiracial Church

Erica Ryu Wong

in Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion after Divided by Faith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199329502
eISBN:
9780199369362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329502.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that it is possible for multiracial congregations to exist without significant cross-racial interaction among church members. It suggests that for a multiracial church to reap the ... More


Color-Conscious Structure-Blind Assimilation: How Asian American Christians Can Unintentionally Maintain the Racial Divide

Jerry Z. Park

in Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion after Divided by Faith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199329502
eISBN:
9780199369362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329502.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Surveying Asian American demographics, this chapter finds that most Asian Americans who participate in multiracial churches are highly skilled, highly educated beneficiaries of particular immigration ... More


The City Imagined

Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams

in Urban Church Imagined: Religion, Race, and Authenticity in the City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479877669
eISBN:
9781479802371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877669.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The concluding chapter reviews the three major concepts discussed in the book—racialized urban imaginary, managed diversity, racial utility—and how they relate to the analysis of the congregation and ... More


“Buttcheek to Buttcheek in the Pew”: Interracial Relationalism in a Mennonite Congregation, 1957–2010

Tobin Miller Shearer

in Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion after Divided by Faith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199329502
eISBN:
9780199369362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329502.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a narrative analysis of one suburban Chicago Mennonite congregation’s historical struggle with issues of race. Mennonite cross-racial relationalism that marked this particular ... More


Worshipping to Stay the Same: Avoiding the Local to Maintain Solidarity

Mark T. Mulder

in Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion after Divided by Faith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199329502
eISBN:
9780199369362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329502.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Surveying the worship practices of churches, this chapter exposits a year-long study of congregational worship services, concluding that the racially isolated nature of American churches (both ... More


Introduction

J. Russell Hawkins and Phillip Luke Sinitiere

in Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion after Divided by Faith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199329502
eISBN:
9780199369362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329502.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introduction briefly outlines the contemporary evangelical concern with racial diversity and justice and attributes part of this newfound interest to Michael Emerson and Christian Smith’s book, ... More


Beyond Body Counts: Sex, Individualism, and the Segregated Shape of Twentieth-Century Evangelicalism

Edward J. Blumx

in Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion after Divided by Faith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199329502
eISBN:
9780199369362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329502.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines where, why, and how black and white evangelicals historically occupied the same worship space but were, ironically, divided based on religious arguments. This chapter shows that ... More


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