Heaven bound, earthly good: an historical analysis of race relations in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2010

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
Heaven bound, earthly good: an historical analysis of race relations in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2010
Creator:
Grant, Jonathan
Contributor to Resource:
Bradley, Josephine B.
Twining, Mary
Date of Original:
2010-05-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: thesis
Degree Name: Master of Arts (MA)
Date of Degree: 2010
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Arts and Sciences, African-American Studies
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a denomination that has contributed much to the development of American society. Although the Church is a religious and social institution, its views on race in America have changed over the years, from its abolitionist approach during the mid 19th century to its stance of non-involvement during the Civil Rights Movement. By studying the race relations in the Adventist Church, this thesis reveals the factors that may have caused its position of non-intervention during the Civil Rights Movement. The thesis analyzes the development of black/white race relations in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and how it has led to the Churchs stance regarding race during the Civil Rights Movement. The functionalist theory is utilized to elucidate the Churchs racial approach from a sociological perspective. This thesis allows for future research of other religious organizations and how those institutions have helped advance or delay the quest for social freedom amongst African Americans.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2010_grant_jonathan
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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