“At the time and since, many Americans have wondered how a society so vociferously Christian could also fight so tenaciously to preserve an oppressive racial system. But few of the evangelicals who people this story believed that the Gospel required them to dismantle segregation; thus they did not generally believe that they embodied some great paradox. The events described here unfolded in an intellectual universe whose inhabitants understood the Christian faith and its implications quite differently from the meanings today’s believers give it.”


Carolyn Renaee DuPont, Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975
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