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Prophetic Rhetoric in the Public Square

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Further Reading

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


Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory (University of Notre Dame Press, 1981).


Charles T. Mathewes, A Theology of Public Life (Cambridge University Press, 2007).


David Howard-Pitney, The African-American Jeremiad: Appeals for Justice in America (Temple University Press, 2005).


David L. Petersen, The Prophetic Literature: An Introduction (Westminster John Knox Press, 2002).


James D. Conley, “Fulfilling Our Prophetic Mission,” First Things (October 2013).


James Darsey, The Prophetic Tradition and Radical Rhetoric in America (NYU Press, 1999).


John Rawls, Political Liberalism (Columbia University Press, 1993).


M. Cathleen Kaveny, “Prophetic Rhetoric and Moral Disagreement,” in Lawrence S. Cunningham, ed., Intractable Disputes about the Natural Law: Alasdair MacIntyre and Critics (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), 131–66.


M. Cathleen Kaveny, “Prophetic Discourse in the Public Square,” The 2008 Santa Clara Lecture (The University of Santa Clara, 2009).


Martin Luther King Jr., “I Have a Dream,” speech at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.


Perry Miller, The New England Mind: From Colony to Province (Belknap Press, 1953).


Sacvan Bercovitch, The Amerian Jeremiad (University of Wisconsin Press, 1978).