Prophetic Rage

Prophetic Rage

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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.For Tutu, spirituality and Christian practices reflected radical resistance to empire in the form of the South African apartheid system. ... by Battle: a€œno one is a person in South Africa until blacks attain the freedom to express their God-given personhood and humanity. ... These perspectives and communities lived out in courageous and prophetic ways alternative visions based on peace through justice and justice through peace. Both movements were marked by making connections a€”.

Title:Prophetic Rage
Author:Johnny Bernard Hill
Publisher:Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 2013-12-19


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