Practical Faith: How Southern Black Women and White Women Used Their Faith in Pursuit of Equality

Baer, Holly (2016) Practical Faith: How Southern Black Women and White Women Used Their Faith in Pursuit of Equality. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Sarah Moses from Philosophy and Religion, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This thesis explores how Southern black and white women used their Christian faith in the pursuit of racial and gender equality, showing how feminist theory and religious doctrine function in reality and everyday practice. The first chapter looks at upper and middle class white women’s experiences from the Antebellum period through the early twentieth century, and shows how they used their faith to gain autonomy by manipulating common religious beliefs of the time. The second chapter examines black women’s experiences, primarily during the Civil Rights Era, and shows that black women had to approach equality as vocal activists, rather than relying on subtle, subversive change.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Baer, Holly
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Religious Studies
Thesis Advisor: Sarah Moses
Thesis Advisor's Department: Philosophy and Religion
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Depositing User: Holly Baer
Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 13:59
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 13:59
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/584

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