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

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

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. --from book jacket.
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Baker Richland Branch 277.30089 .J78w 2020 (Text) 37814003343903 NON-FICTION - NEW Book None 03/04/2021 In transit -
Hermiston Public Library 277.3 JON (Text) 37838000520544 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 11/18/2020 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library 277.3 Jones (Text) 37862000468116 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/15/2020 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 277.3 J724 (Text) 37801000666584 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/26/2020 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 277.3 JON (Text) 33892006611215 NON-FICTION New/High Demand None 07/31/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982122867
  • ISBN: 1982122862
  • Physical Description: 306 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-292) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Seeing: our current moment -- Remembering: Christianity as the conductor 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.
Summary, etc.:
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. --from book jacket.
Subject: United States > Church history.
Christians, White > United States > History.
Racism > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Race relations > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Racism > United States.

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