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American prophets : seven religious radicals and their struggle for social and political justice / Albert J. Raboteau.

Raboteau, Albert J., author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 261.83 RAB (Text) 37323005281590 NONFIC Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 261.83092 RAB (Text) 31951004161631 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 12/11/2016

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  • ISBN: 9780691164304
  • ISBN: 0691164304
  • Physical Description: xvii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Abraham Joshua Heschel, prophet of divine pathos -- A.J. Muste: the redemptive power of nonviolent suffering -- Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement: doing the works of mercy -- Howard Thurman: in search of common ground -- Thomas Merton: contemplation in a world of action -- Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement: religion in US politics -- "Is this America?" Fannie Lou Hamer and the voices of local people.
Summary, etc.: "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." -- provided by publisher.
Subject: United States > Religion > History > 20th century.
Civil rights > Religious aspects.
Civil rights > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Civil rights > United States.

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