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dc.contributor.advisorGlaude, Jr., Eddie S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGranby, Cliftonen_US
dc.contributor.otherReligion Departmenten_US
dc.description.abstractMost accounts of prophetic social criticism in the United States focus on its history and politics. By treating James Baldwin and Howard Thurman as prophetic exemplars, my dissertation carves out an ethic to guide such practices. It argues that Baldwin and Thurman can be helpfully understood as models of self-care, as critics of domination, and as practitioners of freedom. Both model the dangerous possibilities of speaking the truth in love, but each does so from a differing standpoint. Baldwin mainly pursued his task as a writer and, Thurman, as a pastor. I argue that any attempt to account for their sayings and doings needs to be largely informed by their sense of vocation, their calling. Since the appraisal of virtue and vice is always a contextual affair, to appreciate the ethical significance of vocation is to get a better sense of what excellence looks like in practice. Fruits of Love therefore aims to offer a more nuanced treatment of the ethical insights of each thinker. By highlighting the categories of love and vocation, it further discloses the differences between their social visions, as well as the traditions of virtue, care, and freedom that bind them together.en_US
dc.publisherPrinceton, NJ : Princeton Universityen_US
dc.relation.isformatofThe Mudd Manuscript Library retains one bound copy of each dissertation. Search for these copies in the <a href=> library's main catalog </a>en_US
dc.subjectSocial Criticismen_US
dc.subject.classificationAfrican American studiesen_US
dc.titleFruits of Love: Self and Social Criticism in James Baldwin and Howard Thurmanen_US
dc.typeAcademic dissertations (Ph.D.)en_US
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