A Feature Review of
When Heaven and Earth Collide: Racism, Southern Evangelicals, and the Better Way of Jesus
Paperback: New South Books, 2014
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Reviewed by Rafael Rodriguez
How could racism exist in a region where evangelical Christians were in the majority? This is the question Alan Cross seeks to answer in his recent book When Heaven and Earth Collide Cross approaches this topic as a “son of the south”, a native of Alabama, a Southern Baptist pastor, and a white male. Yet this does not cripple him in revealing the repulsive practices and racist teachings of southern evangelicals before and after the Civil War.