Keeping Faith by Cornel West
Philosophy and Race in America

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'The sheer range of West's interests and insights is staggering and exemplary: he appears equally comfortable talking about literature, ethics, art, jurisprudence, religion, and popular-cultural forms.' - Artforum

Keeping Faith is a rich, moving and deeply personal collection of essays from one of the leading African American intellectuals of our age. Drawing upon the traditions of Western philosophy and modernity, Cornel West critiques structures of power and oppression as they operate within American society and provides a way of thinking about human dignity and difference afresh. Impressive in its scope, West confidently and deftly explores the politics and philosophy of America, the role of the black intellectual, legal theory and the future of liberal thought, and the fate of African Americans. A celebration of the extraordinary lives of ordinary Americans, Keeping Faith is a petition to hope and a call to faith in the redemptive power of the human spirit.


About Cornel West

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Cornel West has been Professor of Religion and Director of Afro-American Studies at Princeton University since 1988, and was recently appointed Professor of Afro-American Studies and the Philosophy of Religion at Harvard University. He is the author of many books, including Keeping Faith, Prophetic Fragments, and, with bell hooks, Breaking Bread.
Published November 12, 2012 by Routledge. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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West is the professor of religion and director of Afro- American studies at Princeton whose short essay collection, Race Matters (p.

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In their first meeting, Mr. Carter writes, the head of the world's most powerful atheistic regime startled him by placing his hand on Mr. Carter's shoulder and saying: ''If we do not succeed, God will not forgive us.'' As the two left that mee...

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