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Joel Alvis focuses on the relationships and tensions in the Presbyterian Church, U.S., whose ecclesiastical boundaries never expanded significantly beyond its original territory in the Confederacy and border South. By the time of the civil rights movement, the church was actively involved in ecumenical activities despite its regional isolation, and that involvement created unease in some quarters of the denomination. This concise institutional history traces how the church shaped and was shaped by its regional culture and explores the denomination's own cultural struggle to determine what role race issues would play in the definition of being Presbyterian.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Illustrations and Tables
  2. p. vi
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  1. Preface
  2. Joel L. Alvis, Jr.
  3. pp. vii-viii
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  1. 1. "An Agony" for the Presbyterian Church, U.S.
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 2. Jim Crow, Jacob's Ladder, and the Negro Work Program
  2. pp. 13-45
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  1. 3. Ecclesiastical Equivalents for Liberals and Conservatives
  2. pp. 46-76
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  1. 4. Opening Closed Doors
  2. pp. 77-103
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  1. 5. The Civil Rights Movement and the Presbyterian Church, U.S., 1954-1973
  2. pp. 104-131
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  1. 6. Race, Schism, and Reunion
  2. pp. 132-146
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 147-180
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 181-192
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 193-197
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 198-198
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780817390488
Related ISBN
9780817307011
MARC Record
OCLC
967540793
Pages
208
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-05
Language
English
Open Access
No
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