A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion And the Death of Jim Crow

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2005-08-01

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In a provocative assessment of the success of the civil rights movement, David L. Chappell reconsiders the intellectual roots of civil rights reform, showing how the prophetic tradition of the Old Testament-sometimes translated into secular language-drove African American activists to unprecedented solidarity and self-sacrifice. Martin Luther King Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, James Lawson, Modjeska Simkins, and other black leaders believed, as the Hebrew prophets believed, that they had to stand apart from society and instigate dramatic changes to force an unwilling world to abandon its sinful ways. Although segregationists outvoted and outgunned black integrationists, the segregationists lost, Chappell concludes, largely because they did not have a religious commitment to their cause.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(8)
1 Hungry Liberals: Their Sense That Something Was Missing 9(17)
2 Recovering Optimists 26(18)
3 The Prophetic Ideas That Made Civil Rights Move 44(23)
4 Prophetic Christian Realism and the 1960's Generation 67(20)
5 The Civil Rights Movement as a Religious Revival 87(18)
6 Broken Churches, Broken Race: White Southern Religious Leadership and the Decline of White Supremacy 105(26)
7 Pulpit versus Pew 131(22)
8 Segregationist Thought in Crisis: What the Movement Was Up Against 153(26)
Conclusions: Gamaliel, Caesar, and Us 179(12)
Appendix: A Philosophical Note on Historical Explanation 191(4)
Notes 195(98)
Archival and Manuscript Sources 293(4)
Bibliographical Essay 297(30)
Acknowledgments 327(4)
Index 331

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