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The Public Life of Love

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Further Reading

David L. Chappell, A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005).


Tenzin Gyatso, “Compassion and the Individual,” message from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet,


Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Prophets (New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 1962).


David Kyuman Kim, Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).


David Kyuman Kim, “These Things Are Old,” The Immanent Frame, May 12, 2009.


David Kyuman Kim, Interview with Tavis Smiley, The Tavis Smiley Show, December 21, 2007.


Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” August 1963.


Charles Marsh, God’s Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998).


D.B. Robertson, ed., Love and Justice: Selections from the Shorter Writings of Reinhold Niebuhr (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1992).


Nathan Schneider, “Agency as a Vocation: Questions for David Kyuman Kim,” Social Science Research Council Features, March 31, 2009.


Cornel West, Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight against Imperialism (New York: Penguin Books, 2004).