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Whose Gospel?: A Concise Guide to Progressive Protestantism (Whose Religion? Series)
     

Whose Gospel?: A Concise Guide to Progressive Protestantism (Whose Religion? Series)

by James Forbes
 

In Whose Gospel?, one of America’s greatest living preachers offers a compelling vision of progressive social change. Known as “the preacher’s preacher,” Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. has tirelessly advocated progressive views on the crucial issues of our time—from poverty, war, and women’s equality to racial justice, sexuality,

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In Whose Gospel?, one of America’s greatest living preachers offers a compelling vision of progressive social change. Known as “the preacher’s preacher,” Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. has tirelessly advocated progressive views on the crucial issues of our time—from poverty, war, and women’s equality to racial justice, sexuality, and the environment.

Long a powerful voice for progressive Protestants, Forbes draws on a record of political commitment ranging from the civil rights movement to his stirring address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, in addition to his eighteen years at the helm of New York City’s historic Riverside Church. Reflecting the insights of his years as a pastor, a teacher, and an adviser to political leaders, this inspiring manifesto “for the healing of the nations” epitomizes the best thinking of one of the country’s foremost religious leaders. Published with a foreword by longtime Riverside Church member Bill Moyers, Whose Gospel? is a pithy and insightful introduction to Forbes’s thought and a welcome source of inspiration in this era of hope and change.

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Library Journal
This is the most recent entry in New Press's "Whose Religion?" series, which includes titles such as Whose Qur'an? and Whose Judaism? Each is defined as concise, so you know what to expect. The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. (senior minister, emeritus, Riverside Church, New York) taught at Union Theological Seminary and has been described by Newsweek as "one of the most effective preachers in the English-speaking world." This brief volume reflects a lifetime of thoughtful engagement with both Christianity and the pressing issues addressed here: sexuality, gender equality, racial and economic justice, war, and the environment. Forbes finds compelling evidence in the Bible and his own faith that God calls us toward perspectives that many would call progressive. VERDICT Forbes's voice is crucially important not only for African American communities but also for Christians as a whole. His hard-won insights will reward most Christians. For readers of contemporary pastoral writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595583970
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
01/12/2010
Series:
Whose Religion? Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


The Reverend Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. is founder and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, senior minister emeritus of Riverside Church, and Harry Emerson Fosdick Distinguished Professor at Union Theological Seminary. He has hosted The Time Is Now on Air America Radio. Forbes is the author of Whose Gospel?: A Concise Guide to Progressive Protestantism (The New Press). He lives in New York City.

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