The Beloved Community
How Faith Shapes Social Justice, from the Civil Rights Movement to Today
By (author) Charles Marsh
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Beloved Community by Charles Marsh
Book DescriptionSpeaking 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465044160
(203mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles Marsh
Lived Theology, Hardback (December 2016)
The lived theology movement is built on the work of an emerging generation of theologians and scholars who pursue research, teaching, and writing as a form of public discipleship, motivated by the conviction that theology can enhance lived experience.
Strange Glory, Paperback (August 2014)View all books by Charles Marsh
This biography offers a portrait of the great Christian thinker and martyr, drawing on writings only recently made accessible - including the correspondence between Bonhoeffer and his teen-age fiance, Maria von Wedemeyer.
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Author Biography - Charles Marsh
Charles Marsh is Professor of Religion at the University of Virginia and Director of the Project on Lived Theology. He is the author of Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the award-winning God's Long Summer, and The Last Days. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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