Fight is on in Texas, The: A History of African American Churches of Christ in the Lone Star State, 1865-2000

Fight is on in Texas, The: A History of African American Churches of Christ in the Lone Star State, 1865-2000

by Edward J. Robinson

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Overview

This groundbreaking work draws upon congregational histories and other primary sources to chronicle for the first time the story of African American Churches of Christ in Texas. Emerging out of the nineteenth-century Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, the African American churches inherited from their white mentors both a biblicist theology and a feisty spirit. So evangelist John T. Ramsey could report in 1916 that 'there are but few loyal brethren out in this part of Texas; so you can see that the fight is on out West.'

The "fight" waged by leaders in African American Churches of Christ was against religious error. Out of that "fight" emerged a growing network of congregations that have reached throughout Texas. This book lifts out of obscurity the African American Christians who joined Ramsey's 'fight...out West' and who made black churches of Christ in Texas what they are today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780891128625
Publisher: Abilene Christian University Press
Publication date: 04/08/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,205,946
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Edward J. Robinson is Assistant Professor of Bible and History at Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas. He hold a Ph.D. in African American History from Mississippi State University, and is the author of To Save My Race from Abuse: The Life of Samuel Robert Cassius (2007), Show Us How You Do It: Marshall Keeble and the Rise of Black Churches of Christ in the United States, 1914-1968 (2008), and other books.

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