The Church Enslaved
ISBN10: 080063697X ISBN13: 9780800636975 Contributors: Battle, Michael Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub Published: May 31 2005 Pages: 159 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Two of the most vocal activists on racial issues in the church seek nothing less than a conversion of American Christianity. They directly challenge the churches to resume leadership in overcoming and redressing America's legacy of racial segregation. Campolo and Battle expose the realities of racial division in the churches and then lift up a vision of a church without racism. To achieve reconciliation within and among the denominations, they argue, both the black and the white church need to acknowledge and overcome substantial problems in their traditions. The authors provide a blueprint for how racially reconciled churches can encourage activism in the cities, church involvement in politics, and responsible use of the Bible, ultimately helping to transform American society itself.