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The Resource Tragic soul-life : W.E.B. Du Bois and the moral crisis facing American democracy, Terrence L. Johnson

Tragic soul-life : W.E.B. Du Bois and the moral crisis facing American democracy, Terrence L. Johnson

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Tragic soul-life : W.E.B. Du Bois and the moral crisis facing American democracy
Title
Tragic soul-life
Title remainder
W.E.B. Du Bois and the moral crisis facing American democracy
Statement of responsibility
Terrence L. Johnson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Contemporary debates on the role of religion in American public life ignore the overlap between religion and race in the formation of American democratic traditions and more often than not imagine democracy within the terrain of John Rawls's political liberalism. This kind of political liberalism, which focuses on political commitments at the expense of our religious beliefs, fosters the necessary conditions to open historically closed doors to black bodies, allows blacks to sit at the King's table and creates the necessary safeguards for black protest against discrimination within a constitutional democracy. By implication of its emphasis on rights and inclusion, political liberalism assumes that the presence of black bodies signifies the materialization of a robust American democracy. However, political liberalism discounts the historical role of religion in forming and fashioning the nation's construction of race. Tragic Soul-Life argues that the collision between religion and politics during U.S. slavery and segregation created the fragments from which emerged a firm but shifting moral disdain for blackness within the nation's collective moral imagination. The very problem political liberals want to avoid, our comprehensive philosophy, is central to solving the political and economic problems facing blacks."--Publisher's website
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Johnson, Terrence L
Dewey number
303.48/4092
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.D73
LC item number
J655 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Imagining the Americas
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  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • African Americans
  • Religion and politics
  • Race
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Tragic soul-life : W.E.B. Du Bois and the moral crisis facing American democracy, Terrence L. Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes (pages 163-180) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Spiritual Isolation -- Haunting Echoes: Tragic Soul-Life and the Souls of Our Ancestors -- Spirit of Freedom -- The Dead, Death, and Dying -- The Spirit of Religion: Soul-Beauty and Human Strivings -- Ethics in a World of Bad Faith
Control code
663822345
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780195383980
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010037072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)663822345
Label
Tragic soul-life : W.E.B. Du Bois and the moral crisis facing American democracy, Terrence L. Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes (pages 163-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spiritual Isolation -- Haunting Echoes: Tragic Soul-Life and the Souls of Our Ancestors -- Spirit of Freedom -- The Dead, Death, and Dying -- The Spirit of Religion: Soul-Beauty and Human Strivings -- Ethics in a World of Bad Faith
Control code
663822345
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780195383980
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010037072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)663822345

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