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Dissenter in a Great Society: A Christian View of America in Crisis

Stringfellow, William

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ISBN 10: 1597524190 / ISBN 13: 9781597524193
Published by Wipf and Stock 7/1/2006, 2006
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Paperback. New book. Previously published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966. 174 pp. Bookseller Inventory # W9781597524193

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Title: Dissenter in a Great Society: A Christian ...

Publisher: Wipf and Stock 7/1/2006

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Soft cover

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Stringfellow, in Dissenter in a Great Society, is not concerned with partisan politics but applies the standards of biblical prophetism to current attitudes to poverty and property, the continuing war between the races, protest movements, and the search for commitment. As Nat Hentoff said in The Nation, Stringfellow is no liberal. He is a radically relevant Christian - an extremely rare species. He argues that to be a Christian is to be truly human - radically involved in the conflicts and controversies of society. He advocates no naive social gospel, but dares to speak of the liturgy as a political event, and exposes the pietists, pharisees, and do-gooders who betray the idea of Christian involvement. Mary McCarthy has written, Stringfellow has been prompted by a spirit that is like the ghost of Simone Weil.

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William Stringfellow was a practicing attorney and a prominent Episcopalian layman, who frequently contributed to legal and theological journals. After his graduation from Harvard Law School, he practiced some years in the East Harlem neighborhood in New York City. He was a visiting lecturer at several law schools and lectured at theological seminaries across the country.

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