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A pursued justice : Black preaching from the great migration to Civil Rights

Author: Kenyatta R Gilbert
Publisher: Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The narrative of Civil Rights often begins with the prophetic figure of Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. City squares became a church, the body politic a congregation, and sermons a jeremiad of social change--or so the story goes. In A Pursued Justice, Kenyatta Gilbert instead traces the roots of King's call for justice to African American prophetic preaching that arose in an earlier moment of American history.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gilbert, Kenyatta R.
Pursued justice.
Waco : Baylor University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016015635
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenyatta R Gilbert
ISBN: 9781481303989 1481303988 9781481303996 1481303996
OCLC Number: 945804209
Description: xiv, 210 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The migration of hope --
The exodus : history and voices of the great migration --
The promised land : social crisis and the importance of Black preaching --
Preaching as exodus : prophetic imagination, praxis, and aesthetics --
Exodus preaching : gospel and migration --
Exodus as Civil Rights : King and beyond --
Conclusion : Petitionary truth telling --
Appendix A: Chapter 4 sermons --
Appendix B: Chapter 5 sermons.
Responsibility: Kenyatta R. Gilbert.

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The narrative of Civil Rights often begins with the prophetic figure of Martin Luther King Jr in the 1960s. In A Pursued Justice, Kenyatta Gilbert instead traces the roots of King's call for justice  Read more...
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"With this revealing account of sermonic oratory by women and men in African American Protestantism, Gilbert has advanced understanding of social justice preaching and the sundry challenges against Read more...

 
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