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Joseph K Kosek

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780300203516

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300203516.001.0001

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Social Movements and Spiritual Diversity

Social Movements and Spiritual Diversity

(p.154) 5 Social Movements and Spiritual Diversity
American Religion, American Politics
Joseph Kip Kosek
Yale University Press

The 1960s and 1970s were decades of great upheaval in American life. The politics of gender, sexuality, and family changed, transformed by new reproductive technologies and a resurgent feminist movement. The Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal eroded Americans' confidence in political institutions. This period also saw a remarkable intellectual ferment of American religious liberalism, which assumed that religion had to adapt to a changing culture and that social and political reform were necessary imperatives for committed people of faith. This chapter presents the following documents: John F. Kennedy's “Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association” (1960), Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (1963), Jerry Falwell's “Ministers and Marches” (1965), Abraham Heschel's “The Moral Outrage of Vietnam” (1967), and Mary Daly's Beyond God the Father (1973).

Keywords:   religious liberalism, social movements, American life, American politics, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Jerry Falwell, Abraham Heschel, Mary Daly

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