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Prophetic Activism: Progressive Religious Justice Movements in Contemporary America
While the links between conservative Christians and politics have been drawn strongly in recent years, coming to embody what many think of as religious activism, the profoundly religious nature of community organizing and other more left-leaning justice work has been largely overlooked. Prophetic Activism is the first broad comparative examination of progressive religious ...more
Paperback, 277 pages
Published June 13th 2011 by New York University Press
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Folks, My book offers one of the broadest overviews of contemporary forms of progressive religious activism to date.Not only do I provide any reader with a solid background on the many issues these activists are engaged in, I also demonstrate how activists construct what I call "a religious scaffolding" to support their work as well as the varying organizing methodologies that activists use. Chapter Two has an extended discussion of biblical perspectives on key issues taken up by many religious ...more
Aug 29, 2015 Drick rated it really liked it
This book contains a series of case studies of various social movements in U.S. history that were largely motivated by people with religious convictions. Not only does the author do an excellent job of describing the movements and the key persons involved, but also the way religion and religious commitments were a major impetus for change. While the book focuses primarily on Christian activism, it does include organizations from Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and more secular convictions. While ...more