Neither Jew Nor Gentile

Author: George Allan Yancey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199780259
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In recent years, Protestant churches and denominations have become increasingly concerned with issues of racial diversity and reconciliation. Recent scholarship has examined this growing awareness, but has seldom attended to issues of diversity on the campuses and seminaries that educate the leaders of these churches and denominations: campuses and seminaries which have, historically, enrolled fewer students of color than nonsectarian institutions. George Yancey explores the methods that Protestant colleges and universities use to promote racial diversity, as well as the attitudes of the white and non-white students on their campuses. He shows that certain measures, such as diversity courses and student-led multicultural organizations, are more effective for promoting than multicultural and anti-racism programs. He also shows that the presence of faculty of color supports efforts towards racial diversity on Protestant campuses. Neither Jew Nor Gentile not only documents which institutional measures are effective, but shows how and why they work. Yancey finds that efforts to encourage interracial communication and unity promote a positive atmosphere more effectively than measures that emphasize differences among racial groups, and that dialogue among racial groups appears to be essential for the development of a positive racial atmosphere on campus. He outlines ways of cultivating such a dialogue and offers advice to educators on handling issues of racial diversity. While Neither Jew Nor Gentile focuses on Protestant campuses, this study will benefit all educators who seek to understand and foster racial diversity on their campuses.

Who is White

Author: George A. Yancey
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781588261236
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Yancey demonstrates how and why the definition of "whiteness" is changing rapidly in the United States.

So Many Christians So Few Lions

Author: George Yancey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144222407X
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So Many Christians, So Few Lions is a provocative look at anti-Christian sentiments in America. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative research, authors George Yancey and David A. Williamson show that even though (or perhaps because) Christianity is the dominant religion in the United States, bias against Christians also exists—particularly against conservative Christians—and that this bias is worth understanding. The book does not attempt to show the prevalence of anti-Christian sentiments—called Christianophobia—but rather to document it, to dig into where and how it exists, to explore who harbors these attitudes, and to examine how this bias plays itself out in everyday life. Excerpts from the authors’ interviews highlight the fear and hatred that some people harbor towards Christians, especially the Christian right, and the ways these people exhibit elements of bigotry, prejudice, and dehumanization. The authors argue that understanding anti-Christian bias is important for understanding some social dynamics in America, and they offer practical suggestions to help reduce religious intolerance of all kinds.

Beyond Racial Gridlock

Author: George Yancey
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830833764
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Sociologist George Yancey critiques four models of race (colorblindness, Anglo-conformity, multiculturalism and white responsibility), and introduces a new model (mutual responsibility). He offers hope that people of all races can walk together on a shared path toward racial reconciliation--not as adversaries but as collaborators and partners.

Just Don t Marry One

Author: George A. Yancey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780817014391
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Affirms healthy interracial dating, marriage, and parenting for Christian family members, and creates a reference to equip professionals with biblical insights and practical tools for ministering to multiracial families.

Known by God

Author: Brian S. Rosner
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310499836
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Who are you? What defines you? What makes you, you? In the past an individual's identity was more predictable than it is today. Life's big questions were basically settled before you were born: where you'd live, what you'd do, the type of person you'd marry, your basic beliefs, and so on. Today personal identity is a do-it-yourself project. Constructing a stable and satisfying sense of self is hard amidst relationship breakdowns, the pace of modern life, the rise of social media, multiple careers, social mobility, and so on. Ours is a day of identity angst. Known by God is built on the observation that humans are inherently social beings; we know who we are in relation to others and by being known by them. If one of the universal desires of the self is to be known by others, being known by God as his children meets our deepest and lifelong need for recognition and gives us a secure identity. Rosner argues that rather than knowing ourselves, being known by God is the key to personal identity. He explores three biblical angles on the question of personal identity: being made in the image of God, being known by God and being in Christ. The notion of sonship is at the center - God gives us our identity as a parent who knows his child. Being known by him as his child gives our fleeting lives significance, provokes in us needed humility, supplies cheering comfort when things go wrong, and offers clear moral direction for living. X

Compromising Scholarship

Author: George A. Yancey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781602582682
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Conservative and liberal commentators alike have long argued that social bias exists in American higher education. In Compromising Scholarship, George Yancey conducts the first systematic attempt to substantiate those arguments of social bias in higher education. Yancey embarks on a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the social biases and attitudes of faculties in American universitiesùsurveying professors across the disciplines from political science to experimental biology and then examining the blogs of 42 sociology professors. In so doing, he finds that politicallyùand, even more so, religiouslyùconservative academics are at a distinct disadvantage in institutions of higher education, threatening the free exchange of ideas to which they aspire and leaving many scientific inquiries unexplored.

Religious Diversity in the Workplace

Author: Jawad Syed
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107136032
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Provides a broad perspective on religious diversity in organizations, investigating national context, intersections with ethnicity and gender, and diversity management.

The Chosen

Author: Jerome Karabel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618773558
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A professor of sociology at the University of California presents the findings of his survey of admissions at Princeton, revealing a century of exclusion that cuts to the core of the American experience, while raising important questions about the stratification of higher education in America. Reprint.

One Body One Spirit

Author: George A. Yancey
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458749045
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AS SOCIETY DIVERSIFIES, LOCAL CHURCHES FIND THEM SELVES INTERACTING WITH PEOPLE FROM EVERY TRIBE AND TONGUE. But not every church is equipped to handle the realities of ethnic and racial diversity in its congregational life. Sociologist George Yancey's pioneering research on multiracial churches offers key principles for church leaders wanting to minister to people from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds. Insights from real-life congregations provide concrete examples of how churches can welcome people of all heritages, giving them a sense of ownership and partnership in the life of the church. Based on data from a landmark Lilly Endowment study of multiracial churches across America, this volume offers insights and implications for church leadership, worship styles, conflict resolution and much more. Here is an essential resource for pastors and church leaders committed to cultural, ethnic and racial reconciliation in their congregations. ''George Yancey has written a remarkable book that makes a groundbreaking contribution. Drawing extensively on the first-ever national study of multiracial congregations, he uncovers seven main factors that these congregations have in common. He takes us through these commonalities, step by step, in an engaging and easy-to-read manner. Contained in the book is the very heart of what it takes to transform one's church into a multiracial congregation, and what it takes to develop together once a church is demographically multiracial.'' FROM THE FOREWORD BY MICHAEL O. EMERSON, FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER ON RACE, RELIGION AND URBAN LIFE, RICE UNIVERSITY; COAUTHOR OF DIVIDED BY FAITH AND UNITED BY FAITH