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Gary Agee book on Daniel Rudd published

Mon, 2012-01-23 16:03 -- univcomm
January 23, 2012

The University of Arkansas Press has published A Cry for Justice: Daniel Rudd and His Life in Black Catholicism, Journalism, and Activism, 1854-1933 by Dr. Gary Agee, an adjunct faculty member of the Anderson University School of Theology. Agee has been teaching church history at the seminary for a number of years.

Layout 1The book focuses on Rudd and his Catholic faith and talent for writing, which were joined with his passion for activism, according to a University of Arkansas news release. Rudd used his newspaper, the Catholic Tribune, to promote a vision of justice that presumed for the Catholic Church an essential role in bringing about racial equality. By 1889, Rudd was one of the nation’s best-known black Catholics.

Reginald Hildebrand, professor of African and Afro-American studies at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, called the book “an important contribution to the scholarship on black journalism, black Catholicism, and black leadership.” John David Smith, the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte said, “In this highly original book, Gary Agee unveils the complex challenges and opportunities for the black religious press in its quest for racial justice during the era of Jim Crow.”

Detailed information on the book and ordering may be found at:

The Anderson University School of Theology is the seminary of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Established in 1950, the seminary is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The seminary offers a number of degree programs, including the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), the Master of Divinity (M.Div.), the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.), the Master of Arts in Intercultural Service (M.A.I.S.), and the Online Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (M.A.C.M.).