God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights
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Beschreibung"Marsh celebrates the importance of Christian faith in founding the civil rights movement, (exploring) as well the devastating dichotomy of hate and prejudice."--Andrew Young
"Mississippi Freedom Summer tested my commitment and my faith.... To this day, I wonder how those who opposed us reconciled their faith with their hatred and their anger or even their inaction. (Marsh) admirably attempts to explore this unfathomable paradox."--John Lewis, Member of Congress, 5th District, Georgia
"This wonderfully narrated book offers truths about the civil rights struggle of the 1960s often overlooked-the intensely moral and spiritual side of an effort that had an enormous impact on our secular life."--Robert Coles
Introduction: With God on Our Side: Faiths in Conflict3
Ch. 1"I'm on My Way, Praise God": Mrs. Hamer's Fight for Freedom10
Ch. 2High Priest of the Anti-Civil Rights Movement: The Calling of Sam Bowers49
Ch. 3Douglas Hudgins: Theologian of the Closed Society82
Ch. 4Inside Agitator: Ed King's Church Visits116
Ch. 5Cleveland Sellers and the River of No Return152
Conclusion: Clearburning: Fragments of a Reconciling Faith192
PortraitCharles Marsh is professor of religious studies and director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, he is the author of "Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Last Days" and, most recently, T"he Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice, from the Civil Rights Movement to Today".
PressestimmenMarsh describes the faulty logic and errant principles of most of the actors . . . with compassion and remarkable restraint. . . . He presents a fresh and inspiring story of faith in action and, perhaps, a view of God's hand in human history.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PRINCETON UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2008
Seitenanzahl: 276 Seiten