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“A Time When the Bare Souls of Men Are Revealed”

Stephen R. Haynes

in The Last Segregated Hour

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780195395051
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979288 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395051.003.0005
“A Time When the Bare Souls of Men Are Revealed”

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This chapter explores Southern Presbyterian reactions to the Memphis kneel-ins in 1964 and 1965—including those of overseas missionaries—which were driven in part by concerns that the 1965 General Assembly, which was schedule to meet at Second Presbyterian, should be relocated. Race relations within the Presbyterian Church in the United States are described to establish a context for viewing the controversy between mainline Presbyterians in the South and congregations that were alienated from the denomination's theological and social positions.

Keywords: Presbyterian Church in the United States; Carl R. Pritchett; Felix B. Gear; Presbyterian Survey; Presbyterian Outlook; Presbyterian Journal; foreign missionaries

Chapter.  7213 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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