If you did a historical survey of racism in the United States, the overarching theme would be one of compromise and complicity. These uncomfortable realities of the past have been too often minimized or outright denied, and they must be shared in order to have a full accounting of the truth.
But there's more to the story of Christianity than merely the failure of its adherents to confront racism.
Just as there were those who created and perpetuated racist ideas and actions, there were those who resisted them. The Spirit of Justice reveals the stories of the people who fought against racism and agitated for justice--all in the name of their faith. Through a historical survey of the nation from its founding to the present day, this book gives real-world examples of people who opposed racism, how they did it, what it cost, and what they gained for themselves and others.
The Spirit of Justice is a book about the eternal wellspring of hope that helps a people break the bonds of oppression and inspires a legacy of liberation. It is a book about how we, too, can unleash the spirit of justice.