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Can I Get a Witness?

Thirteen Peacemakers, Community-Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice

Charles Marsh (Editor), Shea Tuttle (Editor), Daniel P. Rhodes (Editor)

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How do we transform American Culture through our religious convictions?

Discover here the compelling stories of thirteen pioneers for social justice who engaged in peaceful protest and gave voice to the marginalized, working courageously out of their religious convictions to transform American culture. Their prophetic witness still speaks today.

Comprising a variety of voices--Catholic and Protestant, gay and straight, men and women of different racial backgrounds--these activist witnesses represent the best of the church's peacemakers, community builders, and inside agitators. Written by select authors, Can I Get a Witness? showcases vibrant storytelling and research-enriched narrative to bring these significant "peculiar people" to life.

CONTRIBUTORS & SUBJECTS:

Daniel P. Rhodes on Cesar Chavez
Donyelle McCray on Howard Thurman
Grace Y. Kao on Yuri Kochiyama
Peter Slade on Howard Kester
Nichole M. Flores on Ella Baker
Carlene Bauer on Dorothy Day
Heather A. Warren on John A. Ryan
Becca Stevens on William Stringfellow
W. Ralph Eubanks on Mahalia Jackson
Susan M. Glisson and Charles H. Tucker on Lucy Randolph Mason
Soong-Chan Rah on Richard Twiss
David Dark on Daniel Berrigan
M. Therese Lysaught on Mary Stella Simpson

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 9780802875730, 368pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2019



About the Author

Charles Marsh is Commonwealth Professor of Religious Studies and director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia. Shea Tuttle is editorial and program manager of the Project on Lived Theology. Daniel P. Rhodes is clinical assistant professor of social justice at the Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago.