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Title Religion and public life in the southern crossroads : showdown states / edited by William Lindsey and Mark Silk.

Imprint Walnut Creek, Calif. : AltaMira Press, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  200.976 R279p 2005    ---  Available
Description 190 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series Religion by region ; 5
Religion by region ; 5.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-174) and index.
Contents Introduction : At the crossroads / William Lindsey -- Religious affiliation in the southern crossroads and the nation : religious self-identification and adherents claimed by religious groups, national and regional comparisons -- The southern crossroads : religion and demography / Bill Leonard -- Protestants : from denominational controversialists to culture warriors / Andrew Manis -- Holiness and Pentecostal traditions : making the spirit count / Jane Harris -- Negotiating Catholicism : religious identity vs. regional citizenship / Kathlyn Breazeale -- African-American and Native American religious folk : down but not out / Cheryl Kirk-Duggan -- Conclusion : Showdowns / William Lindsey and Mark Silk.
Summary The region that has produced our last three presidents is ground zero of America's current culture wars. Comprising Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, it is a land of borders where East meets West, South meets North, and Anglo America meets the cultures of Mexico and the Caribbean. Here, cultural and religious conflicts have long been a way of life: Methodists, Baptists, Pentecostals, and Catholics; Latinos, Blacks, and Native Americans all strive with and against each other around agendas of family, gender, race, and turf. This book examines the distinctive character of this Southern region and shows how it is shaping the religious politics of America today. - Back cover.
Subject Southern States -- Religion.
Religion and politics -- Southern States.
Added Author Lindsey, William D., 1950-
Silk, Mark.
ISBN 9780759106338 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0759106320 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780759106321 (cloth : alk. paper)
0759106339 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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