Joining Hands: Politics and Religion Together for Social Change / Edition 1

Joining Hands: Politics and Religion Together for Social Change / Edition 1

by Roger S. Gottlieb
     
 


Did Martin Luther King's spiritual understanding of political struggle truly help the Civil Rights movement? Can breast cancer victims incorporate both spiritual wisdom and political action in their fight for life? Confronting questions that challenge the foundations of both politics and spirituality, Roger S. Gottlieb presents a brave new account of howSee more details below

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Did Martin Luther King's spiritual understanding of political struggle truly help the Civil Rights movement? Can breast cancer victims incorporate both spiritual wisdom and political action in their fight for life? Confronting questions that challenge the foundations of both politics and spirituality, Roger S. Gottlieb presents a brave new account of how religious ethics and progressive movements share a common vision of a transformed world. In doing so, he offers a bold and eloquent affirmation: that authentic religion requires an activist, transforming presence in the political world, and that the moral and psychological insights of religion are indispensable resources in political struggles for democracy, human rights and ecological sanity. With original and compelling interpretations of Martin Luther King and the civil rights struggle, feminism, disability rights, the global environmental movement, and the fight for breast cancer, Joining Hands will alter the way spiritual seekers, political activists, and society as a whole think about the political role of religion and the spiritual component of politics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813341880
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
02/25/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction
1Two Ways of World Making3
2The Time Is Ripe25
3Politics Teaching Religion49
4Religion Teaching Politics73
5Redemptive Suffering and the Civil Rights Movement101
6After Patriarchy: Feminist Politics and the Transformation of Religion129
7Saving the World: Religion and Politics in the Environmental Movement151
8Beyond Our Private Sorrows: Spirituality and Politics as Responses to Breast Cancer and Disability179
9Toward Hope, Together209
Notes215
Index235

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