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God with UsLived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976$
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Ansley L. Quiros

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469646763

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646763.001.0001

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Lee Street Theology

Lee Street Theology

White Southern Protestantism in Americus, 1945–1963

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(p.41) Chapter Two Lee Street Theology
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God with Us
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Ansley L. Quiros

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646763.003.0003

This chapter describes the white Protestant churches in Americus. It also examines the theological tenets undergirding the church’s racial politics and their development over time. In examining notions of biblical literalism, fundamentalism, congregational autonomy, spiritualism and evangelism, this chapter uncovers theological arguments for segregation and racial difference.

Keywords:   White Protestantism, Fundamentalism, Biblical literalism, Congregational autonomy, Racial purity, evangelicalism, Segregationism, Segregation

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