God With Us: Lived Theology And The Freedom Struggle In Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976 by Ansley L. QuirosGod With Us: Lived Theology And The Freedom Struggle In Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976 by Ansley L. Quiros

God With Us: Lived Theology And The Freedom Struggle In Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976

byAnsley L. Quiros

Paperback | November 19, 2018

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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 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.

Ansley L. Quiros is an assistant professor of history at the University of North Alabama.
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Title:God With Us: Lived Theology And The Freedom Struggle In Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:308 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:November 19, 2018Publisher:The University Of North Carolina PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1469646765

ISBN - 13:9781469646763

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This outstanding book tells a new story of the civil rights movement in southwest Georgia, inflecting the national and regional conversation with local flare. Quiros allows us to see how the bright light moments of the movement played out in ordinary lives.--Doug Thompson, Mercer University