Race, Religion, and the Continuing American Dilemma

C. Eric Lincoln

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A classic work on religion and the racial problems of modern america -now brought up to date.

Since the early days of the Republic, Americans' exuberant, unchastened idealism, their commitment to the notion of a perfect society in the New World, has clashed with the reality of ugly American society, and religious groups have all too often accommodated themselves to these injustices.

In Race, Religion, and the Continuing American Dilemma, C. Eric Lincoln reevaluates what Gunnar Myrdal called "the American dilemma" and studies particularly the influence of the black church. This revised edition takes into account the weakening of welfare and affirmative action, and argues that the black church must serve today as a vital moral authority to lead us in to the twenty-first century..

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Race, Religion, and the Continuing American Dilemma
1The American Dilemma in PerspectiveTHE same fetters that bind the captive bind the captor, and the American people are captives of their own myths, woven so cleverly and so imperceptibly into the fabric of our national experience. When a serious candidate for President of the United States can testify candidly, as did Ronald Reagan in his debate with Jimmy Carter in 1980, that when he was growing up "this country didn't even know it had a racial problem," then the candor of selective ignorance has swung full circle to reemerge as the casuistry

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C. Eric Lincoln

Eric Lincoln, William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of Religion and Culture Emeritus at Duke University, has written many books, including The Black Muslims in America and The Negro Pilgrimage in America. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Race, Religion, and the Continuing American Dilemma
C. Eric Lincoln

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang
April 2011
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ISBN: 9781429952743
ISBN10: 1429952741
320 pages
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang
May 1999
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ISBN: 9780809016235
ISBN10: 0809016230
320 pages
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