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God with Us: Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976

Ansley L. Quiros

Abstract

For many, the struggle over civil rights was not just about lunch counters, waiting rooms, or even access to the vote; it was also about Christian theology. Since both activists and segregationists ardently claimed that God was on their side, racial issues were imbued with religious meanings from all sides. Whether in the traditional sanctuaries of the major white Protestant denominations, in the mass meetings in black churches, or in Christian expressions of interracialism, southerners resisted, pursued, and questioned racial change within various theological traditions. God with Us examines ... More

Keywords: Lived theology, Civil rights movement, Black freedom, Religion, Race, Americus, Georgia, Southwest Georgia, Americus and Sumter County Movement, Jimmy Carter

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469646763
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646763.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ansley L. Quiros, author
University of North Alabama