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Open Friendship in a Closed Society: Mission Mississippi and a Theology of Friendship

Peter Slade


Mission Mississippi—the largest sustained ecumenical racial reconciliation initiative in the United States today—claims that it is “Changing Mississippi one relationship at a time.” In Open Friendship in a Closed Society, Peter Slade offers a theological examination of Mission Mississippi's claim that a theology of reconciliation located in individual friendships can change a racialized and inequitable society. Drawing on his own fieldwork, interviews with participants, and historical research, Slade explores what academic theology can learn from Mission Mississippi's experiences and practices ... More

Keywords: Mission Mississippi, Mississippi, Jürgen Moltmann, theology, racial reconciliation, race, friendship, history, sociology, church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195372625
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372625.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Slade, author
Ashland University
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