W.E.B. Du Bois: Toward Agnosticism, 1868-1934 (Google eBook)

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Sep 5, 2008 - Social Science - 154 pages
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Brian L. Johnson's remarkable biography of W.E.B. Du Bois describes the evolution of religious views from Du Bois's birth until his resignation as editor of Crisis magazine in 1934. W.E.B. Du Bois: Toward Agnosticism, 1868-1934 traces Du Bois's mounting skepticism through his earliest church experiences to his sociological training in Berlin culminating with his writings in Crisis magazine. Johnson argues that despite Du Bois's frequent use of Protestant religious rhetoric, the mature Du Bois was a critic of African American religious organizations and their leaders, and a scientifically oriented agnostic who did not adhere to any religious orthodoxy.
  

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Contents

Toward Agnosticism
1
Chapter 1 The First Congregational Church of Great Barrington
9
Chapter 2 T Thomas Fortunes New York Globe Freeman and Great Barringtons Very Religious and Strange Settlers
23
Fisk Harvard and Berlin
35
The Preacher the Scholar and the American Negro Academy
53
Chapter 5 As the Crow Flies
69
The Crisis A Record of the Darker Races
103
The Great Ghandi The Prophet of Communism and Agnostic Legacy
129
Index
139
About the Author
141
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About the author (2008)

Brian L. Johnson is chief of staff at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and associate professor of English in its Center for Integrated Studies.

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