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The Audacity of Faith: Christian Leaders Reflect on the Election of Barack Obama

ISBN: 9780817015541 | 081701554X
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Judson Pr
Pub. Date: 5/15/2009

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This rich and passionate compilation offers sermons and essays from religious leaders across the Christian landscape, all reflecting on the historic 2008 election of Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States of America. Contributors were asked to respond to one or more of these questions: 1. In what ways does this election suggest a fulfillment of the 1968 words of Martin Luther King Jr., ┐We as a people will get to the promised land┐? 2. In what ways does this election speak to the issue of whether or not the United States has entered a post-racial era in our national life? 3. What biblical or theological language informs your reflections on an Obama presidency? The book features dynamic preachers: ┐ Tony Campolo ┐ Carolyn Ann Knight ┐ Gardner C. Taylor Respected scholars: ┐ Dwight Hopkins ┐ Anthony Pinn ┐ Emilie Townes Esteemed pastors: ┐ Brad Braxton ┐ Otis Moss II ┐ Gina Stewart And popular authors: ┐ Marvin McMickle ┐ William Willimon ┐ Philip Yancey These racially and theologically diverse Christian leaders offer a breadth of opinions and responses to Obama┐s election. Join them as they view the impact of this momentous event through distinctly Christian eyes.

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