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

A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow - David L. Chappell This book is notable for discussing how secular liberals--led by John Dewey--noticed the transforming power of religion, and sought to duplicate that power and harness it for secular liberalism. Their inability to do so affected their presence in the civil rights movement, and affected their relationship with its religious leaders (Dr. King and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference). The author is definitely not Christian, if you don't like reading books with a Christian worldview; near the end of the book, he reveals himself to be an atheist.

This was one of the five or six assigned readings in my fall 2005 Post-WWII America course, and I found it arguably the most interesting of them.