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The Dream Is FreedomPauli Murray and American Democratic Faith$
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Sarah Azaransky

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199744817

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744817.001.0001

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The Gates of the City

The Gates of the City

An Eschatological Vision of American Democracy

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(p.117) 5 The Gates of the City
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The Dream Is Freedom
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Sarah Azaransky

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744817.003.0006

This chapter concludes that Pauli Murray's critical attentions to identity, history, and her articulation of a democratic eschatology provide readers with resources for contemporary discussions of Christianity and American democracy. It considers Murray's project in conversation with the work of Jean Bethke Elshtain and Cornel West, two contemporary theorists who aim to inform democratic theory with Christian theological imagination and commitments.

Keywords:   Pauli Murray, Christianity, American democracy, of Jean Bethke Elshtain, Cornel West, democratic theory

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