Terrence L. Johnson

in Tragic Soul-Life

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780195383980
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199897469 | DOI:

Series: Imagining the Americas


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Religious rhetoric and moral beliefs in black inferiority will continue to play a significant role in public life as long we refuse to grasp the spiritual crisis and isolation created by political indifference and racial bigotry. It is far easier to discuss the pros and cons of religious reasons in defining political justice than to confront the reasons why so many people rely on religion to determine their political positions.

Keywords: religion; politics; American democracy; moral problem of blackness; race and antiblack racism

Chapter.  3117 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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