Churches, Blackness, and Contested Multiculturalism

Europe, Africa, and North America

  • Editors
  • R. Drew Smith
  • William Ackah
  • Anthony G. Reddie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. R. Drew Smith, William Ackah
      Pages 1-8
  3. Foundational Dimensions of Nascent Twentieth-Century Multiculturalisms

  4. Expanding Contemporary Diversities and Entrenched Majority Cultures

  5. Resistant Blackness, Persistent Poverty, and Hesitant Multiculturalisms

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-294

About this book


This volume assesses contemporary church responses to multicultural diversity and resisted categories of social difference, with a central focus on whether or how racial, ethnic, religious, sexual, and gender differences are validated by churches (and especially black churches) torn between competing inclusive and exclusive tendencies.


Multiculturalism Churches Political activism Youth resistance Africa United States Canada Europe Diversity Blackness Christianity culture gender identity women

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