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Title:
White sects and Black men in the recent South.
Author:
Harrell, David Edwin.
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Publication Information:
Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 1971.
Physical Description:
xix, 161 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780826511713
Format :
Book

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Snake-handlers and faith-healers, tent meetings and river baptisms, impoverished country churches and imposing city edifices all are elements of that segment of American protestanism known as the "minor sects." These religions--Church of Christ, Assembly of God, Free Will Baptist, Cumberland Presbyterian, and the many Holiness and Pentecostal churches, among other lesser-known bodies--make up a significant majoirty among the more than 67 million United States protestants. Generally considered churches of the lower classes--the "common man"--these sects have been stereotyped as theologically conservative, socially reactionary, and racially bigoted. WHITE SECTS AND BLACK MEN examines sectarian attitues and behavior during the period following World War II.