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African American Preachers and PoliticsThe Careys of Chicago$
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Dennis C. Dickerson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604734270

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734270.001.0001

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Pulpit and Politics in Chicago

Pulpit and Politics in Chicago

The Ministry of Archibald J. Carey Sr.

(p.26) Chapter 2 Pulpit and Politics in Chicago
African American Preachers and Politics

Dennis C. Dickerson

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter focuses on the ministry of Archibald J. Carey Sr. in Chicago, where he arrived in 1898 familiar with politics and power players in both church and state. It looks at Carey’s leadership and influence among African Americans in the city, as well as his rivalry with a rising class of professional black politicians, rival ministers, female leaders, and others. The chapter also examines Carey’s public theology and how he blended it with Social Gospel, self-help, and civil rights agitation. Furthermore, it considers Carey’s rise as one of Chicago’s best-known pastors, how he was drawn into city politics, and how the Quinn Chapel, Bethel, and Institutional Churches all grew substantially under his stewardship.

Keywords:   ministry, Archibald J. Carey, Chicago, city politics, African Americans, black politicians, public theology, Social Gospel, self-help, civil rights

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