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Author Guzder, Deena.

Title Divine rebels : American Christian activists for social justice / Deena Guzder ; foreword by Shane Claiborne ; afterword by Roger S. Gottlieb
Published Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 305 pages)
Contents The universe bends toward justice -- Jim Zwerg : the faith driving the freedom riders -- Daniel Berrigan : the soul of the Vietnam antiwar movement -- Roy Bourgeois : the crusade to close the School of the Americas -- Jim Corbett : convictions of the hearth in the sanctuary movement -- John Dear : beating nuclear swords into God's plowshares -- Robin Harper : waging peace by resisting war taxes -- Joseph Land : living in the clouds to save the redwoods -- SueZann Bosler : modern-day abolitionists against the death penalty -- Charlotte Keys : ecojustice warriors against pollution -- Shane Claiborne : the peaceful revolution of downward mobility
Summary In an effort to reclaim the fundamental principles of Christianity, moving it away from religious right-wing politics and towards the teachings of Jesus, the American Christian activists profiled in this book agitate for a society free from racism, patriarchy, bigotry, retribution, ecocide, torture, poverty, and militarism. These activists view their faith as a personal commitment with public implications; their world consists of people of religious faith protecting the weak and safeguarding the sacred. Recounting social justice activists on the frontlines of the Christian Left since the 1950s
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Christian biography -- United States.
Christianity and justice -- United States -- History.
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010053898
ISBN 1569768684 (electronic bk.)
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