The Beloved Community


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Speaking 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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Author by Charles Marsh
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0786722193

Search For The Beloved Community


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Updated from the original version published in 1974, this book examines the thought of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the influences that shaped it. Kenneth L. Smith's firsthand knowledge of King's seminary studies provides the background for an incisive analysis of the influences of the Christian tradition.

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Author by Kenneth L. Smith
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 0817012826

Seeking The Beloved Community


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Selected essays on radical social change.

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Author by Joy James
Genre eBook Political Science
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ISBN Number 9781438446332

Beloved Community


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The "Young American" critics -- Randolph Bourne, Van Wyck Brooks, Waldo Frank, and Lewis Mumford -- are well known as central figures in the Greenwich Village "Little Renaissance" of the 1910s and in the postwar debates about American culture and politics. In Beloved Community, Casey Blake considers these intellectuals as a coherant group and assesses the connection between thier cultural criticisms and their attempts to forge a communitarian alternative to liberal and socialist poitics. Blake draws on biography to emphasize the intersection of questions of self, culture, and society in their calls for a culture of "personality" and "self-fulfillment." In contrast to the tendency of previous analyses to separate these critics' cultural and autobiographical writings from their politics, Blake argues that their cultural criticism grew out of a radical vision of self-realization through participation in a democratic culture and polity. He also examines the Young American writers' interpretations of such turn-of-the-century radicals as William Morris, Henry George, John Dewey, and Patrick Geddes and shows that this adversary tradition still offers important insights into contemporary issues in American politics and culture. Beloved Community reestablishes the democratic content of the Young Americans' ideal of "personality" and argues against viewing a monolithic therapeutic culture as the sole successor to a Victorian "culture of character." The politics of selfhood that was so critical to the Young Americans' project has remained a contested terrain throughout the twentieth century.

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Author by Casey Nelson Blake
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
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ISBN Number 9780807860427

Toward The Beloved Community


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Showing how King's life and legacy played--and continue to play--a profound role in the liberation of South Africa from apartheid, this work draws on King's private letters and published works to connect his life and thought with that of South African leaders. A brilliant testament to the global influence of King.

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Author by Lewis V. Baldwin
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number UOM:39015037439604

Building King S Beloved Community


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How does oppression manifest itself in the structures and systems of society? What are the psychological and theological issues surrounding the phenomena of a tortured self-identity and diminished self-esteem? Through the study of King's life and witness, Building King's Beloved Community seeks to inspire and suggest a prophetic practice that will broaden and inform the paradigm for pastoral caregiving in responding to the needs of oppressed people in any context--especially where Christianity is practiced.

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Author by Donald M. Chinula
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9781608991433

Creating The Beloved Community


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This history of the Fellowship of Reconciliation in the United States shows that FOR members have been practical dreamers, both imagining a more peaceful world and working to realize the dream. FOR has inspired and empowered generations of peacemakers working to replace cultures of violence and war with cultures of nonviolence. In writing their story, the author seeks to help readers live the vision of the beloved community, that all might dwell in peace.

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Author by Paul R. Dekar
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 1931038309

Luther And The Beloved Community


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Is Christian belief tenable today? Is it possible to be a creedal Christian? With the help of Martin Luther, Paul Hinlicky here explores classical Christian beliefs regarding the person and work of Christ and human nature and destiny. He also counters contemporary objections to creedal faith, from the so-called new perspective on Paul to Pope Benedict s rejection of the Augsburg Confession to the continuing challenge of Marx. Luther and the Beloved Community does not present Luther s medieval thought as a possibility for today, but does make him available for the future as a teacher of the faith and a help for tackling contemporary questions of Christian belief. According to Hinlicky, Luther is misused and misunderstood by those of his own tradition and needs to be understood not as hero of the faith but rather as the proponent of a beloved community that does not yet fully exist. In performing this makeover, Hinlicky reveals genuine new insights concealed within Luther s rhetoric.

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Author by Paul R. Hinlicky
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780802864925

Welcoming Justice


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Historian and theologian Charles Marsh partners with veteran activist John Perkins to chronicle God's vision for a more equitable and just world. Now updated to reflect on current social realities, this book shows how abandoned places are being restored, divisions are being reconciled, and what individuals and communities are now doing to welcome peace and justice.

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Author by Charles Marsh
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780830873906

Beloved Community


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In this scholarly work Paul Hinlicky transcends the impasse between dogmatic and systematic theology as he presents an original, comprehensive system of theology especially apropos to the post-Christendom North American context. Deploying an unusual Spirit-Son-Father trinitarian scheme, Hinlicky carefully develops his system of theology through expansive, wide-ranging argumentation. He engages with other theologians throughout the book and concludes each major section by discussing an alternate perspective on the subject.

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Author by Paul R. Hinlicky
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9781467443036