"With Mount of Vision, Christopher Hobson has provided readers with a well-organized and rigorously argued discussion of the complicated relationship between religion and politics in African American history during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."
The Journal of Religion
"Discerning and valuable...Hobson has done full justice to the varieties of American prophecy in this thoughtful and well researched book." Socialism and Democracy
"Hobson's is the first book to offer a careful, thorough examination of how prophecy was used by African American religious figures in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries." Church History
"The strength of Hobson's interaction with African American prophetic voices is the complexity that he brings to his analysis." Theology
"Christopher Z. Hobson's intricate, scholarly The Mount of Vision has taught me more about African-American prophecy than anything else I've ever read. Those who hope to replenish the tradition and apply it to contemporary life will find here a treasury of material and blessedly clear thinking."Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University
"The Mount of Vision is a meticulously-researched and compellingly-argued book. Hobson nuances our understanding of prophecy and challenges traditional interpretations of African American prophetic speech. His four modes of prophecy constitute a stunningly original contribution to the field. And his prophetic fire shines through every page."Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies, Princeton University
"The prophetic tradition in African American expression is one of the most vital and powerful forces in American history and literature. We now have The Mount of Vision to help us think and feel more deeply about how black men and women invoked biblical conceptions of God's justice not only to carve a space for themselves in the United States, but also to call the nation to task for its various wrongs. Anyone interested in race and religion should read Christopher Z. Hobson's book."Edward J. Blum, co-author of The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America