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Author Quiros, Ansley Lillian, author

Title God with us : lived theology and the freedom struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976 / Ansley L. Quiros
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]


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Contents Sweet Jesus and unbearable madness -- Demonstration plot for the kingdom: the radical orthodoxy of Koinonia Farm -- Lee Street theology: white southern protestantism in Americus, 1945-1963 -- Jesus, he's my brother: the black church, black theology, and the black freedom struggle in Americus -- Marching to eternity: theology takes to the streets of Americus -- The devil won, hands down: opposition in Americus -- Kneeling-in: the theological struggle comes to church
Summary "God with us examines the theological struggle over racial justice through the story of one southern town--Americus, Georgia--where ordinary Americans sought and confronted racial change in the twentieth century. Documenting the passion and virulence of these contestations, this book offers insight into how midcentury battles over theology and race affected the rise of the Religious Right and indeed continue to resonate deeply in American life"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Civil rights movements -- Georgia -- Americus -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Georgia -- Americus -- History -- 20th century
Religion and sociology -- Southern States
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights movements.
Race relations.
Religion and sociology.
Americus (Ga.) -- Religion -- 20th century
Americus (Ga.) -- Race relations
Georgia -- Americus.
Southern States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781469646770