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No Such Thing as a ‘Theoretical Faith’

A Review of

Can I Get a Witness?
13 Peacemakers, Community-Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice
Charles Marsh, Shea Tuttle, Daniel Rhodes, Eds.

Hardback: Eerdmans, 2019
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Reviewed by Leslie Verner.

How can the church embody its theology in the midst of racial and economic inequality? In Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice, a variety of authors, professors and theologians share the impact a diverse group of Christian activists had on American history in the early 1900’s. The prophetic voices of these nonviolent leaders of social justice still reverberate today, proving relevant, timely and revolutionary.

Each highly researched chapter utilizes engaging storytelling to relate the life of a champion of economic, social, or racial injustice. The portraits include seven men and six women who were Protestant and Catholic, gay and straight, white, African American, Japanese American, Mexican American and Native American.

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