Least of These: Race, Law, and Religion in American Culture

Least of These: Race, Law, and Religion in American Culture

by Anthony E. Cook
     
 

ISBN-10: 041591647X

ISBN-13: 9780415916479

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Examining race, law, and religion in today's America, The Least of These highlights the power of these principles to both divide and unite, and promotes a new form of liberalism that incorporates the spiritual values long neglected by earlier progressive liberals. Relaunching the fundamental tenet of progressive liberalism - that a justly ordered society must protect…  See more details below

Overview

Examining race, law, and religion in today's America, The Least of These highlights the power of these principles to both divide and unite, and promotes a new form of liberalism that incorporates the spiritual values long neglected by earlier progressive liberals. Relaunching the fundamental tenet of progressive liberalism - that a justly ordered society must protect the interests and promote opportunities for the least advantaged of its population - Anthony Cook argues for a revival of the progressive vision of American politics. While the affirmative action debates smolder around the country, Cook contends that the spiritual foundation of this liberal tenet must be unearthed and elaborated to fit our times before we can attempt to tackle the issues that the civil rights era has left unanswered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415916479
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. IThe Quest for a Common Faith in American Progressive Liberalism19
1John Dewey and the Quest for a Common Faith21
2Legal Realism and the Quest for a Common Faith49
Pt. IIGod and Democracy: Defining the Role of Religious Discourse in a Secular Culture75
3Institutionalizing the Christian Value of Love through the Social Gospel77
4Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the African-American Religious Origins of the Beloved Community97
5The Spiritual, Social and Strategic Dimensions of the Beloved Community111
Pt. IIIThe Beloved Community: Toward a Religiospiritual Vision of Progressive Liberalism139
6Toward a Normative Framework of a Love-Based Community141
7Racism and the Price of Denial: Where Progressive Liberalism Went Wrong157
8Toward a Progressive Liberal Understanding of Racism173
9Where Progressive Liberalism Went Wrong in the Affirmative Action Debate207
Notes231
Index249

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >