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Contents Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introducing Jeremiah's Legacy: Placing Prophecy in American Politics and Political Theory 2. Thoreau, the Reluctant Prophet: Moral Witness and Poetic Vision in Politics Interlude: From Henry Thoreau to Martin Luther King Jr. and James Baldwin: Race and Prophecy 3. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Theistic Prophecy: Love, Sacrifice, and Democratic Politics 4. James Baldwin and the Racial State of Exception: Secularizing Prophecy? 5. Toni Morrison and Prophecy: "This Is Not a Story to Pass On" Conclusion: Prophecy as Vernacular Political Theology Notes Index
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Political culture -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
Prophecy in literature.
Bible. O.T. -- Prophecies.