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Published: 01 December 2015

408 Pages | 37 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190246815

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Born of Conviction

White Methodists and Mississippi's Closed Society

Joseph T. Reiff

  • First book-length study of the Born of Conviction story
  • Recounts stories of white Mississippi Protestants whose voices have not been heard significantly in scholarly works on the civil rights era to date
  • Adds to the ongoing debate among historians and Christian ethicists on the role of religion in Southern white response to the civil rights movement
  • Tracks the lasting influence of Born of Conviction among surviving signers, their families, and subsequent generations of Mississippi United Methodist pastors