Courage to Hope by Cornel West
From Black Suffering to Human Redemption

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A collaborative theology built on African-American religious experience and American spiritual life

Judith Weisenfeld, Albert J. Raboteau, Charles Long, James H. Cone, and many other prized and esteemed voices collaborate to build a new theology based on the African-American religious experience and America's religious landscape. Moving from studies of 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 us and transcends the accidents of the racial, economic, and social identities that keep us apart. The editors call this project a "testament of hope," and it is a powerful tribute to the late James M. Washington, whose intellectual projects, including Conversations with God: Two Centuries of Prayer by African-Americans, were an inspirational search for universality.

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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, includingRace Matters. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Vincent Harding is author of many books, includingI've Known Rivers. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
Published November 15, 1999 by Beacon Press. 288 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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This medley of well-crafted essays honors the late James Melvin Washington, a Union Theological Seminary professor and a pioneer in the field of African-American religious history. Washington's variou

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