I have already placed my order for this work; I am thinking that once I get started on it, I will periodically post questions and thoughts regarding race, faith, and class in America here at The Professor. I am set to start reading this work. If you are interested, I am thinking about organizing a scheduled discussion via The Professor. Email me or leave a comment regarding your interest. You can order it here.
Here is a summary:
Both religion and race have played important — and sometimes deeply interconnected — roles in American history. Religion was used to justify both slavery and abolition; likewise it was used to justify both segregation and desegregation. Today even conservative Christians support equality between the races, but that doesn’t mean that everything is settled or peaceful. In truth, evangelical Christianity continues to reinforce racial divides.