Christopher B. Strain

in Burning Faith

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032399
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038919 | DOI:

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This chapter examines the response of various denominations to the violence and the efforts of local churches to aid their neighbors. Churches, synagogues, national denominations, and religious organizations reacted swiftly and proactively to denounce the violence. Uniformly, national denominations issued denunciations of the arsonists and pledged their support to victimized congregations. Local churches also united behind those affected. On the whole, churches were quick to treat the issue as a crisis.

Keywords: church arsons; church fires; denunciations; religious denominations

Chapter.  5933 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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