Politics and Religion Together for Social Change
By (author) Roger S. Gottlieb
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Joining Hands by Roger S. Gottlieb
Book DescriptionDid 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813341880
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roger S. Gottlieb
Spirituality, Hardback (December 2012)
Roger S. Gottlieb provides a lucid and accessible overview of what spirituality is, enabling a clear-eyed understanding of the concept, its manifold connections to other aspects of personal and social life, its role as a positive psychological and social phenomenon, and some of the risks that attend it.
This Sacred Earth, Hardback (November 2003)» View all books by Roger S. Gottlieb
Updating a survey of religion's complex relationship to the environment, "This Sacred Earth", second edition reflects a decade's tremendous growth and transformation of scholarly, theological and activist religious environmentalism.
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Author Biography - Roger S. Gottlieb
Roger S. Gottliebis a professor of philosophy in the department of humanities and arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the author or editor of twelve books on politics, religion, the Holocaust, and ecology; and has contributed to numerous publications including Tikkun, the Boston Globe, Orion Afield, and Ethics. He lives in Boston.
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