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Prophetic politics : Christian social movements and American democracy / David S. Gutterman
Bib ID 3547390
Format BookBook
Author
Gutterman, David S
 
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Description Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2005 
xii, 222 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0801441382
Summary

"What are the relationships among religion, politics, and narratives? What makes prophetic political narratives congenial or hostile to democratic political life? David S. Gutterman explores the prophetic politics of four twentieth- and twenty-first-century American Christian social movements: the Reverend Billy Sunday and his vision of "muscular Christianity"; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement; the conservative Christian male organization Promise Keepers; and the progressive antipoverty organization Call to Renewal." "Gutterman develops a theory based on the work of Hannah Arendt and others and employs this framework to analyze expressions of the prophetic impulse in the political narrative of the United States. In the process, he examines issues about the tense and intricate relationship between religion and politics."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. Prophetic politics in the United States
  • 2. Narratives and politics
  • 3. Twentieth-century American prophets
  • 4. Promise keepers : delivering brothers from democracy
  • 5. Call to renewal : demanding democracy from exile
  • 6. Politics in the wilderness.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-215) and index.

Subjects Christianity and politics - United States.

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