By Albert J. Raboteau
American Prophets sheds serious new mild at the lives and regarded seven significant prophetic figures in twentieth-century the US whose social activism was once influenced via a deeply felt compassion for these anguish injustice.
In this compelling and provocative publication, acclaimed non secular student Albert Raboteau tells the amazing tales of Abraham Joshua Heschel, A. J. Muste, Dorothy Day, Howard Thurman, Thomas Merton, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Fannie Lou Hamer—inspired people who succeeded in conveying their imaginative and prescient to the wider public via writing, conversing, demonstrating, and organizing. Raboteau lines how their paths crossed and their lives intertwined, making a community of dedicated activists who considerably replaced the attitudes of a number of generations of american citizens approximately contentious political concerns comparable to battle, racism, and poverty. Raboteau examines the affects that formed their principles and the extraordinary connections that associated them jointly. He discusses their theological and moral positions, and describes the rhetorical and strategic tools those exemplars of recent prophecy used to cajole their fellow voters to percentage their dedication to social change.
A momentous scholarly fulfillment in addition to a relocating testimony to the human spirit, American Prophets represents a huge contribution to the background of faith in American politics. This booklet is key analyzing for a person who's fascinated with social justice, or who desires to be aware of what prophetic inspiration and motion can suggest in latest world.
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