Dare We Speak of Hope? Searching for a Language of Life in Faith and Politics
Dare We Speak of Hope? Searching for a Language of Life in Faith and Politics  -     By: Allan Aubrey Boesak
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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2014 / Paperback

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* Since the spectacular rise of Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, "hopeful politics" has dominated our public discourse. But what happens when our dreams and trust lead to disappointment? In light of present political realities and growing human pain, Boesak argues that hope only comes to life in situations of vulnerability---in struggles for justice and dignity. 192 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0802870813
ISBN-13: 9780802870810

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The phrase "hopeful politics" has dominated our public discourse in connection with the inspiring rise of Nelson Mandela in South Africa and the remarkable election of Barack Obama as president of the United States. But what happens when that hope disappoints? Can it be salvaged? What is the relationship between faith, hope, and politics?

In this book Allan Boesak meditates on what it really means to hope in light of present political realities and growing human pain. He argues that hope comes to life only when we truly face reality in the struggle for justice, dignity, and the life of the earth. Dare We Speak of Hope? is a critical, provocative, prophetic -- and, above all, hopeful -- book.

Author Bio

Allan Aubrey Boesak is the first holder of the Desmond TutuChair for Peace, Global Justice, and Reconciliation Studies,a joint position at Butler University and Christian TheologicalSeminary, Indianapolis. His previous books includeRadical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism andChristian Quietism and The Tenderness ofConscience: African Renaissance and the Spirituality ofPolitics.

Editorial Reviews

Dwight N. Hopkins
-- University of Chicago Divinity School
"I can hardly think of any other person in the world whose word and witness stand more unswervingly with the poor and the workers. Despite surface signs of progress, Allan Boesak reminds Christians and all people of decent hearts that hope emerges phoenix-like when the criterion for life is the life of the oppressed."

Ulrich Duchrow
-- University of Heidelberg
"Those who rejoiced in the victory of Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama and who were disappointed afterwards by the developments in their respective countries and worldwide will experience new hope through this moving book. . . . Inspiring, encouraging, and mobilizing for people yearning for justice."

Curtiss Paul DeYoung
-- Bethel University
"A masterpiece! Dare We Speak of Hope? invites readers to embrace the question of hope in a world of injustice and oppression, disappointment and depression. In this beautifully written and powerfully persuasive volume, Boesak reasserts the power of hope when it emerges out of woundedness, struggle, and peacemaking."

R. Simangaliso Kumalo
-- University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
"Allan Boesak, a great prophet and scholar, has done it again. This is a brilliant book on hope and politics."

Nicholas Wolterstorff
-- from foreword
"[An] eloquent, challenging, and deeply spiritual book."

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