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Black Fundamentalists: Conservative Christianity and Racial Identity in the Segregation Era

Daniel R. Bare


Emerging in the midst of the Jim Crow era, American Protestant fundamentalism has often been presented as a white movement. But did this major religious perspective really stop cold in its tracks at the color line? This book challenges the idea that fundamentalism was an exclusively white phenomenon by examining voices from the black community that embraced the doctrinal tenets of the movement and explicitly self-identified as fundamentalists. Many black Protestants reflected the same concerns, attitudes, and arguments as did their white fundamentalist counterparts, even as the oppressive hand ... More

Keywords: Fundamentalism, Modernism, Black Christianity, Black theology, Racial identity, Racial progress, The fundamentals, Interwar period

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479803262
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479803262.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel R. Bare, author
Texas A&M University