American Prophets Seven Religious Radicals And Their Struggle For Social And Political Justice

Author: Albert J. Raboteau
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691164304
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American Prophets sheds critical new light on the lives and thought of seven major prophetic figures in twentieth-century America whose social activism was motivated by a deeply felt compassion for those suffering injustice.

In this compelling and provocative book, acclaimed religious scholar Albert Raboteau tells the remarkable stories of Abraham Joshua Heschel, A. J. Muste, Dorothy Day, Howard Thurman, Thomas Merton, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Fannie Lou Hamer―inspired individuals who succeeded in conveying their vision to the broader public through writing, speaking, demonstrating, and organizing. Raboteau traces how their paths crossed and their lives intertwined, creating a network of committed activists who significantly changed the attitudes of several generations of Americans about contentious political issues such as war, racism, and poverty. Raboteau examines the influences that shaped their ideas and the surprising connections that linked them together. He discusses their theological and ethical positions, and describes the rhetorical and strategic methods these exemplars of modern prophecy used to persuade their fellow citizens to share their commitment to social change.

A momentous scholarly achievement as well as a moving testimony to the human spirit, American Prophets represents a major contribution to the history of religion in American politics. This book is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about social justice, or who wants to know what prophetic thought and action can mean in today's world.


American Prophets

Author: Albert J. Raboteau
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400874408
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This book is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about social justice, or who wants to know what prophetic thought and action can mean in today's world.

American Prophets

Author: Albert J. Raboteau
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The Mount Of Vision

Author: Christopher Z. Hobson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199895864
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Christopher Z. Hobson offers the first in-depth study of prophetic traditions in African American religion.

Prophetic Evangelicals

Author: Bruce Ellis Benson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802866395
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In this inaugural Prophetic Christianity volume, fifteen contributors share their visions for a biblically centered, culturally engaged, and historically infused evangelicalism.

A Sorrowful Joy

Author: Albert J. Raboteau
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610979575
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Albert Raboteau was born into a Catholic family in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, three months after his father was shot and killed by a white man.

Prophecy Without Contempt

Author: Cathleen Kaveny
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674969383
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The culture wars have as much to do with rhetorical style as moral substance. Cathleen Kaveny focuses on a powerful stream of religious discourse in American political speech: the Biblical rhetoric of prophetic indictment.

Love And Justice

Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664253226
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His influence is great both inside and outside the Christian church. Now 64 of Niebuhr's important pieces about the problems of humanity and society are compiled in this single volume.

Assassination Of A Saint

Author: Matt Eisenbrandt
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520961897
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Assassination of a Saint is the thrilling story of an international team of lawyers, private investigators, and human-rights experts that fought to bring justice for the slain hero.

The U S Immigration Crisis

Author: Miguel A. De La Torre
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498223699
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From this vantage point, the book constructs a liberative ethics based on what those disenfranchised by our current immigration policies are saying and doing in the hopes of not just raising consciousness, but also crafting possibilities ...

A Fire In The Bones

Author: Albert J. Raboteau
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
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Traces the history of the African American religious experience and shows how the active faith of African Americans empowered the struggle for social justice throughout history