Obama’s eulogy invokes spirit of black church, Reinhold Niebuhr

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WASHINGTON (RNS) Expecting a speech, Americans instead heard a sermon. Drawing on Scripture, theology, and the rising rhythms of black preaching, President Obama was more pastor than politician at Wednesday’s (Jan. 12) memorial service for the victims of last week’s shooting in Arizona. It was an aspect of Obama that galvanized his 2008 campaign, but […]

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