The Resource The mount of vision : African American prophetic tradition, 1800-1950, Christopher Z. Hobson

The mount of vision : African American prophetic tradition, 1800-1950, Christopher Z. Hobson

Label
The mount of vision : African American prophetic tradition, 1800-1950
Title
The mount of vision
Title remainder
African American prophetic tradition, 1800-1950
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Z. Hobson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on speeches, essays, sermons, reminiscences, and works of theological speculation from 1800 to 1950, Christopher Z. Hobson offers an in-depth study of prophetic traditions in African American religion. He shows how African American prophets shared a belief in a "God of the oppressed:" a God who tested the nation's ability to move toward justice and who showed favor toward struggles for equality. Hobson also provides insight into the conflict between the African American prophets who believed that the nation could one day be redeemed through struggle, and those who felt that its hypocrisy and malevolence lay too deep for redemption. Contrary to the prevalent view that black nationalism is the strongest African American justice tradition, Hobson argues that the reformative tradition in prophecy has been most important and constant in the struggle for equality, and has sparked a politics of prophetic integrationism spanning most of two centuries. Hobson shows too the special role of millennial teaching in sustaining hope for oppressed people and cross-fertilizing other prophecy traditions. The Mount of Vision concludes with an examination of the meaning of African American prohecy today, in the time of the first African American presidency, the semicentenary of the civil rights movement, and the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War: paradoxical moments in which our "post-racial" society is still pervaded by injustice, and prophecy is not fulfilled but endures as a challenge
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
230.089/96073
Index
index present
LC call number
BT82.7
LC item number
.H63 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The mount of vision : African American prophetic tradition, 1800-1950, Christopher Z. Hobson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-264) and index
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Carrier category
  • online resource
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
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Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Past and present: African American prophecy and its biblical foundations -- The hot indignation of God: providence, saving history, and theodicy -- The crisis of the nation: contending voices in prophecy -- The stone cut out of the mountain: millennium and apocalypse -- Fearing God and not man: prophetic vocation -- Conclusion: prophecy now
Control code
ocn778419228
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780199980109
Lccn
2012027519
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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.b3000455x
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)778419228
  • oso0199895864

Library Locations

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