Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice, from the Civil Rights Movements to Today

Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice, from the Civil Rights Movements to Today

by Charles Marsh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465044166

ISBN-13: 9780465044160

Pub. Date: 08/14/2006

Publisher: Basic Books


Speaking to his supporters at the end of the Montgomery bus boycott in 1956, Martin Luther King, Jr., declared that their common goal was not simply the end of segregation as an institution. Rather, "the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption, the end is the creation of the beloved community." King's words reflect the strong religious convictions that

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Speaking to his supporters at the end of the Montgomery bus boycott in 1956, Martin Luther King, Jr., declared that their common goal was not simply the end of segregation as an institution. Rather, "the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption, the end is the creation of the beloved community." King's words reflect the strong religious convictions that motivated the civil rights movement in the South in its early days. Standing courageously on the Judeo-Christian foundations of their moral commitments, civil rights leaders sought to transform the social and political realities of twentieth-century America. In The Beloved Community, Charles Marsh shows that the same spiritual vision that animated the civil rights movement remains a vital source of moral energy today. The Beloved Community lays out an exuberant new vision for progressive Christianity and reclaims the centrality of faith in the quest for social justice and authentic community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465044160
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/14/2006
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
528,771
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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