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Prophetic Rage

Prophetic Rage

by Johnny Bernard Hill

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In this book Johnny Bernard Hill argues that prophetic rage, or righteous anger, is a necessary response to our present culture of imperialism and nihilism. The most powerful way to resist meaninglessness, he says, is refusing to accept the realities of structural injustice, such as poverty, escalating militarism, genocide, and housing discrimination.

Hill's Prophetic Rage is interdisciplinary, integrating art, music, and literature with theology. It is constructive, passionate, and provocative. Hill weaves through a myriad of creative and prophetic voices of protest -- from Jesus to W. E. B. DuBois, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and President Barack Obama -- as well as multiple approaches, including liberation theology and black religion, to reflect theologically on the nature of liberation, justice, and hope on contemporary culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802869777
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/19/2013
Series: Prophetic Christianity Series (PC)
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Johnny Bernard Hill is associate professor of philosophy and religion at Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina. A dynamic voice for justice, reconciliation, and human rights in America, he is also the author of The First Black President: Barack Obama, Race, Politics, and the American Dream.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Black Religion and Nihilism 17

2 Empire and Black Suffering 42

3 Resistance, Rage, and Revolution 69

4 Profits versus Prophets 82

5 Dark Waters 114

6 No Ways Tired 134

7 Building the World House 150

Bibliography 166

Index 170

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