By Albert J. Raboteau
American Prophets sheds severe new gentle at the lives and regarded seven significant prophetic figures in twentieth-century the USA whose social activism used to be encouraged by means of a deeply felt compassion for these anguish injustice.
In this compelling and provocative e-book, acclaimed spiritual student Albert Raboteau tells the impressive 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 numerous generations of usa citizens approximately contentious political concerns corresponding to conflict, racism, and poverty. Raboteau examines the impacts that formed their rules and the striking connections that associated them jointly. He discusses their theological and moral positions, and describes the rhetorical and strategic tools those exemplars of contemporary prophecy used to cajole their fellow voters to percentage their dedication to social change.
A momentous scholarly success in addition to a relocating testimony to the human spirit, American Prophets represents a massive contribution to the historical past of faith in American politics. This publication is vital interpreting for somebody who's curious about social justice, or who desires to recognize what prophetic concept and motion can suggest in state-of-the-art world.
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American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice by Albert J. Raboteau