Prof. Roger S. Gottlieb Authors Fourth Book
Joining Hands: Politics and Religion Together for Social Change is released
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/July 3, 2002
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Prof. Gottlieb poses several questions throughout his writings: Did Martin Luther King's spiritual understanding of political struggle truly help the Civil Rights movement? Can breast cancer victims incorporate both spiritual wisdom and political action in their fight for life? How have visionary spirituality and hard-headed political organizing fused in the environmental movement? With compelling interpretations of King and the civil rights struggle, feminism, disability rights, the global environmental movement and the fight for breast cancer, Joining Hands alters the way spiritual seekers, political activists and society as a whole think about the political role of religion and the spiritual component of politics.
"I chose to write this book because progressive politics and the most authentic part of religious ethics share a common vocation in remaking the world," said Gottlieb. "At the same time, they need to learn from each others insights and wisdom to fulfill that task."
Roger S. Gottlieb is a professor of philosophy in the department of
humanities and arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Gottlieb's
writings have appeared in top academic journals such as the Journal of
Philosophy, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and Ethics;
and in popular publications such as The Boston Globe and Orion
Afield. Widely respected for his unique range of interests,
combination of personal and political passion, clarity of writing, and
originality, he is one of few American intellectuals to be reviewed in
publications as disparate as New Age Journal,
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