Slavery, Segregation and Biblical Literalism

Slavery, Segregation and Biblical Literalism September 17, 2013 By Fred Clark  In his review of Carolyn Dupont’s Mississippi Praying, a history of white evangelical support for segregation, John Turner arrives at Dupont’s unavoidable conclusion and balks a bit: “While I agree with Dupont that one cannot simply blame a ‘culture’ while absolving a ‘theology’ … I hesitate to label…

Three Strikes Against White Evangelical Theology

Three Strikes Against White Evangelical Theology By Fred Clark (Published September 16, 2013) I’ve only read John Turner’s reviews and not the book itself, but Carolyn Dupont’s history, Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975, seems to revisit the same theological conflict Mark Noll traced in The Civil War as a Theological Crisis. And, according to Turner, Dupont…