White lies : race and uncertainty in the twilight of American religion (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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White lies : race and uncertainty in the twilight of American religion

Author: Christopher M Driscoll
Publisher: New York : Routledge-Taylor & Francis, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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White Lies considers African-American bodies as the site of cultural debates over a contested "white religion" in the United States. Rooting his analysis in the work of W.E.B. DuBois and James Baldwin, Christopher Driscoll traces the shifting definitions of "white religion" from the nineteenth century up to the death of Michael Brown and other racial controversies of the present day. He engages both modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher M Driscoll
ISBN: 9781138909038 1138909033 9781138910997 1138910996
OCLC Number: 910664390
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Sighting white American religion in twilight times --
In the shadows of whiteness: giving life (through death) to a white lie --
The white man's god complex: most Americans, the (white) power of theism, and beginning to believe in twilight --
Battling white lies: exaggerated identity and the twilight of American religion --
Accepting the hell of death: narrating sources, methods, and norms of a limited religious outlook --
Rejecting the "gift of death": white social responsibility in twilight times --
Requiem for whiteness: mourning, freedom in uncertainty, and the final embrace of twilight --
Postmortem: A warning.
Responsibility: Christopher M. Driscoll.

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White Lies considers African-American bodies as the site of cultural debates over a contested "white religion" in the United States. Rooting his analysis in the work of W.E.B. DuBois and James Baldwin, Christopher Driscoll traces the shifting definitions of "white religion" from the nineteenth century up to the death of Michael Brown and other racial controversies of the present day. He engages both modern philosophers and popular imagery to isolate the instabilities central to a "white religion," including the inadequacy of this framing concept as a way of describing and processing death. The book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in African-American Religion, philosophy and race, and Whiteness Studies. -- Amazon.com

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"Throughout American history, most white folk have refused to acknowledge the depth, breadth, and power of whiteness. But not Chris Driscoll. In this provocative and searching book, he looks into the Read more...

 
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