Healing the Rift of Race and Faith in Johnston County, North Carolina
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SubjectRace relations--Religious aspects--Christianity
Johnston County (N.C.)--Race relations
North Carolina--Race relations
ABSTRACT HEALING THE RIFT OF RACE AND FAITH IN JOHNSTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA William Kristen King, DMin The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2019 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Kevin M. Jones Chapter 1 grasps the overarching issues surrounding the goal of reconciling faith and race in Johnston County, North Carolina. This chapter lays out the goals and other vital aspects to the project itself, such as research methodology. Chapter 2 lays the biblical foundations for the basic premise of racial reconciliation. The chapter supplies the biblical motivation and ethos behind why this project in necessary. It looks primarily at the words of Jesus in John 17, Peter in Acts 10, Paul in Colossians 3 and the saints around the thrown of God in Revelation 7. Chapter 3 covers the historical and social implications that surround the issue of race in the United States, the Southern Baptist Convention, and ultimately in Johnston County, North Carolina. It paints a detailed picture of the struggle that has long existed between African Americans and White Americans.