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W.E.B. Du Bois : Toward Agnosticism, 1868-1934 - Brian L. Johnson

W.E.B. Du Bois

Toward Agnosticism, 1868-1934

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Published: 5th September 2008
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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.


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2
Chapter 1: The First Congregational Church of Great Barrington
Chapter 3
Chapter 2: T. Thomas Fortune's New York Globe (Freeman) and Great Barrington's 'Very Religious' and 'Strange' Settlers
Chapter 4
Chapter 3: From a Christian Pragmatism to Social Science: Fisk, Harvard &Berlin
Chapter 5
Chapter 4: Silent Times: The Preacher, the Scholar, and the American Negro Academy
Chapter 6
Chapter 5: As the Crow Flies
Chapter 7
Chapter 6: The Agnostic Pulpit: The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races
Chapter 8 Epilogue: The Great Ghandhi, The Prophet of Communism, and Agnostic Legacy

ISBN: 9780742565753
ISBN-10: 0742565750
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 5th September 2008
Publisher: University Press of America