The Audacity of Faith: Christian Leaders Reflect on the Election of Barack Obama

The Audacity of Faith: Christian Leaders Reflect on the Election of Barack Obama

by Marvin A. McMickle
     
 

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A rich and passionate compilation of sermons and essays from religious leaders across the Christian landscape, all reflecting on the 2008 historic election of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth president of the United States of America. Features dynamic preachers Tony Campolo, Carolyn Ann Knight, and Gardner C. Taylor; respected scholars Dwight Hopkins, Anthony Pinn,

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A rich and passionate compilation of sermons and essays from religious leaders across the Christian landscape, all reflecting on the 2008 historic election of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth president of the United States of America. Features dynamic preachers Tony Campolo, Carolyn Ann Knight, and Gardner C. Taylor; respected scholars Dwight Hopkins, Anthony Pinn, and Emilie Townes; respected pastors Brad Braxton, Otis Moss II, and Gina Stewart; and popular authors Marvin McMickle, William Willimon, and Philip Yancey.

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Edited by McMickle (pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, Cleveland), this anthology considers the religious impact of President Obama's election. Contributors include such varied voices as Leslie Callahan, Tony Campolo, Gardner C. Taylor, Emilie Townes, and William Willimon, with essays generally addressing four questions: Is Obama's election a fulfillment of the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr.? Has the United States entered a post-racial era? What biblical concepts can be used when considering the election? Is there a danger in believing that this administration can fulfill what scripture suggests only God can do? While each contributor answers one or more of these questions uniquely, there is a common note of optimism throughout. Additionally, it is evident that to many this election represents a reward of faith and providence in racial reconciliation. However, several essays temper this optimism with cautious ambivalence, suspecting the possibility of unrealistic expectations. VERDICT Overall, this compendium shows the scope of positive Christian reactions to Barack Obama's election. Recommended as a contemporary voice on the intersections of politics and religion.—Dann Wigner, Wayland Baptist Univ. Lib., Plainview, TX

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ISBN-13:
9780817015800
Publisher:
Judson Press
Publication date:
10/15/2009
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NOOK Book
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