Evangelicals and White Supremacy

Carolyn Renée Dupont’s Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975 is a challenging book, both in terms of history and theology. What follows is the first of a two-part review. This week, I lay out Dupont’s arguments. Next week, I’ll flesh out the story and assess those arguments. Dupont challenges much [Read More…]

The Baptism of Early Virginia

Over at Religion in American History, our friends have posted a fascinating interview with Rebecca Goetz, author of the recently published The Baptism of Early Virginia (Johns Hopkins University Press). A few highlights: – On in importance of religion for understanding race in early American history: This was the early 2000s, so race, class, and [Read More…]