Divided by faith evangelical religion and the problem of race in america michael o emerson christian smith on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers through a nationwide telephone survey of 2 000 people and an additional 200 face to face interviews michael o emerson and christian smith probed the grassroots of white evangelical america. Divided by faith is getting long in the tooth now published in 2000 but it still offers a challenging window into conservative evangelical thinking on race emerson and smith reveal confirm that a majority of american evangelicals take an individualistic and moralistic approach to racial issues. Divided by faith is just that an account of the deep racial division within american religion but more than that it is a penetrating look at the societal and religious based reasons for this division within the evangelical christian sector and a compassionate plea on the part of the authors for christians to engage the issue of race and to . In the end they conclude that despite the best intentions of evangelical leaders and some positive trends real racial reconciliation remains far over the horizon divided by faith evangelical religion and the problem of race in america 9780195147070 by michael emerson christian smith. A white evangelical responds to divided by faith evangelical religion and the problem of race in america smith and emerson asked people to describe the race problem in america many people admitted there was a race problem describing it as a problem of discrimination or violence between individuals
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