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New from best-selling author Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle is Pulpit & Politics, which seeks to provoke an emergence of a new generation of black preacher-politicians who will move beyond spiritual leadership and into advocacy and social justice. Dr. McMickle argues for the vital role of the preacher, not only in the pulpit but in serving the community and challenging the government, from within or without.
• Highlights past and present examples of African American leaders in ministry and politics, from Hiram Revels to Martin Luther King Jr. to Al Sharpton.• Explores the letter and spirit of the principles of religious liberty and the separation of church and state.• Examines historic examples of religious advocacy around social justice issues in the black community, including the abolition of slavery and the civil rights movement.• Considers four models of clergy leadership in the African American church and community: priestly, prophetic, nationalist, and political.
Marvin A. McMickle, DMin, PhD is currently interim pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, where he previously served as senior pastor for nearly twenty-five years. He has also served as past president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. No stranger to academia, McMickle previously served as professor of homiletics at Ashland Theological Seminary and in 2009, spent a semester as a visiting professor at Yale University Divinity School. He also taught at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland State, Princeton, and Fordham universities. A prolific author, McMickle, has more than a dozen books to his credit, including resources on preaching, ministry, and African American history.
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