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The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

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It is communion Sunday at a mixed-race church. A black pastor and white head elder stand before the sanctuary as lay leaders pass out the host. An African-American woman sings a gospel song as a woman of Asian descent plays the piano. Then a black woman in the congregation throws her hands up and yells, over and over, "Thank you Lawd!" A few other African-Americans in the pews say "Amen," while white parishioners sit stone-faced. The befuddled white head elder reads aloud from the Bible, his soft voice drowned out by the ...

The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195314243

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