The Courage to Hope: From Black Suffering to Human Redemption

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Quinton Hosford Dixie, Cornel West, James Melvin Washington
Beacon Press, 1999 - Religion - 267 pages
In this unique collaboration, the most prized and esteemed scholars in theology, religious history, and sociology offer a new understanding of American spiritual life by placing African-American religious experience at its center. Moving from specific cases in African-American history and theology to discussions of how African-American experiences can and should inform all studies of American life, they uncover the spiritual human soul that unites all of us. The editors call this project a "testament of hope," and it is a powerful tribute to the late James M. Washington, whose works were an inspirational search for universality.

Contributors include James H. Cone, David D. Daniels III, Walter E. Fluker, Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, E. Lee Hancock, Dale T. Irvin, Carolyn Ann Knight, Charles H. Long, Sandy Dwayne Martin, Genna Rae McNeil, Richard Newman, Albert J. Raboteau, Gary V. Simpson, Mark V.C. Taylor, Judith Weisenfeld, and Lucas Wilson.
 

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Contents

CHARLES H LONG
11
SANDY DWAYNE MARTIN
40
JAMES H CONE
59
EVIL SALVATION
63
WALTER E FLUKER
103
PREACHING fc SCRIPTURE
121
C TAYLOR
134
SIMPSON
147
RICHARD NEWMAN
162
LUCAS WILSON
183
CHERYL TOWNSEND GILKES
200
E LEE HANCOCK
214
CORNEL WEST
224
Contributors Notes
255
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Quinton Hosford Dixie is assistant professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Cornel West is Alphonse Fletcher, Jr., University Professor at Harvard University and author of many books, including Race Matters. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Vincent Harding is author of many books, including I've Known Rivers. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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