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The Resource White too long : the legacy of white supremacy in American Christianity, Robert P. Jones

White too long : the legacy of white supremacy in American Christianity, Robert P. Jones

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White too long : the legacy of white supremacy in American Christianity
Title
White too long
Title remainder
the legacy of white supremacy in American Christianity
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Robert P. Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing on history, public opinion surveys, and personal experience, Robert P. Jones delivers a provocative examination of the unholy relationship between American Christianity and white supremacy, and issues an urgent call for white Christians to reckon with this legacy for the sake of themselves and the nation. As the nation grapples with demographic changes and the legacy of racism in America, Christianity's role as a cornerstone of white supremacy has been largely overlooked. But white Christians--from evangelicals in the South to mainline Protestants in the Midwest and Catholics in the Northeast--have not just been complacent or complicit; rather, as the dominant cultural power, they have constructed and sustained a project of protecting white supremacy and opposing black equality that has framed the entire American story. With his family's 1815 Bible in one hand and contemporary public opinion surveys by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) in the other, Robert P. Jones delivers a groundbreaking analysis of the repressed history of the symbiotic relationship between Christianity and white supremacy. White Too Long demonstrates how deeply racist attitudes have become embedded in the DNA of white Christian identity over time and calls for an honest reckoning with a complicated, painful, and even shameful past. Jones challenges white Christians to acknowledge that public apologies are not enough--accepting responsibility for the past requires work toward repair in the present. White Too Long is not an appeal to altruism. Drawing on lessons gleaned from case studies of communities beginning to face these challenges, Jones argues that contemporary white Christians must confront these unsettling truths because this is the only way to salvage the integrity of their faith and their own identities. More broadly, it is no exaggeration to say that not just the future of white Christianity but the outcome of the American experiment is at stake
  • As the nation grapples with demographic changes and the legacy of racism in America, Christianity's role as a cornerstone of white supremacy has been largely overlooked. White Christians-- from evangelicals in the South to mainline Protestants in the Midwest and Catholics in the Northeast-- have not just been complacent or complicit; rather, as the dominant cultural power, they have constructed and sustained a project of protecting white supremacy and opposing black equality that has framed the entire American story. Jones shows how deeply racist attitudes have become embedded in the DNA of white Christian identity over time and calls for an honest reckoning with a complicated, painful, and even shameful past. -- adapted from jacket
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Jones, Robert P.
Dewey number
277.30089
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR515
LC item number
.J66 2020
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • United States
  • Christians, White
  • Racism
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • RELIGION / Christian Church / History
  • Christians, White
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Racism
  • United States
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the legacy of white supremacy in American Christianity
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White too long : the legacy of white supremacy in American Christianity, Robert P. Jones
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Seeing: our current moment -- Remembering: Christianity as the conducter of white supremacy -- Believing: the theology of white supremacy -- Marking: monuments to white supremacy -- Mapping: the white supremacy gene in American Christianity -- Telling: stories of change -- Reckoning: toward responsibility and repair
Control code
on1124318671
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781982122867
Lccn
2019049393
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030055335
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1124318671
Label
White too long : the legacy of white supremacy in American Christianity, Robert P. Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seeing: our current moment -- Remembering: Christianity as the conducter of white supremacy -- Believing: the theology of white supremacy -- Marking: monuments to white supremacy -- Mapping: the white supremacy gene in American Christianity -- Telling: stories of change -- Reckoning: toward responsibility and repair
Control code
on1124318671
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781982122867
Lccn
2019049393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030055335
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1124318671

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