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The Elusive DreamThe Power of Race in Interracial Churches$
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Korie L. Edwards

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314243

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314243.001.0001

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 Spiritual Affirmative Action

 Spiritual Affirmative Action

Leadership Structure and Characteristics

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The Elusive Dream

Korie L. Edwards (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter examines how race matters for the leadership structure of interracial churches. Highlighting how the case‐study church responds to a recent loss of key church leaders, this chapter reveals how race and possessing white cultural capital are particularly important criteria for senior interracial church leaders.

Keywords:   church leadership, church structure, culture, cultural capital, interracial church, leadership, leadership structure, pastors, race, racial inequality, white structural dominance, whiteness, white cultural capital

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