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"Dr. Thomas Sowell, black and eighty years old, displays no signs of tiredness in writing columns--but when he does, Anthony Bradley shows in Black and Tired why he should be Sowell's successor. Dr. Bradley trumps liberal opponents with facts and wit, and does so within a Christian worldview that allows him to go deeper than conventional economics allows."  

--Marvin Olasky, Editor-in-chief, WORLD


"The fact that Dr. Anthony Bradley is black is evident, but that he might be considered tired is altogether dubious. I am hard pressed to believe that a man who is in any way fatigued could pen the following sentence. 'Notwithstanding their rhetoric of freedom and empowerment, many prominent black leaders appear content to send blacks back to the government plantation--where a small number of Washington elites make decisions for blacks who are not in the room.' This passion and insight comes from a vigor borne of a commitment to the well being of a people all too often preyed upon by the very ones who claim to be promoters of their liberation. An anomaly sufficient to fatigue any of us. Yet, here is Anthony Bradley's vibrant and wise voice on the matters domestic and international, moral, cultural, and economic. This volume is a welcome addition to the dialogue."
--Fr. Robert A. Sirico, President, The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

About the Author

Anthony Bradley, Ph.D, is associate professor of theology and ethics at the King's College and a research fellow at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. He holds a B.S. in biological sciences from Clemson University, a M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Bradley has lectured at colleges, universities, business organizations, conferences, and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is called upon by members of the broadcast media for comment on current issues and has appeared on NPR, CNN/Headline News, Fox News and Court TV Radio, among others. Dr. Bradley's writings on religious and cultural issues have been published in a variety of publications, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Detroit News, and World Magazine. He studies and writes on issues of race in America, hip hop, youth culture, issues among African Americans, the American family, welfare, education, and modern international forms of social injustice, slavery, and oppression. His dissertation explores the intersection of black liberation theology and economics. From 2005-2009, he was assistant professor of systematic theology and ethics at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where he also directed the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute. He is the author of Liberating Black Theology: The Bible and the Black Experience in America.

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  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Pub (January 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608995968
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608995967
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #351,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anthony B. Bradley, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at The King's College in New York City and serves as a Research Fellow at the Acton Institute. Dr. Bradley lectures at colleges, universities, business organizations, conferences, and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of Liberating Black Theology: The Bible and the Black Experience in America; Black and Tired: Essays on Race, Politics, Culture, and International Development; The Political Economy of Liberation: Thomas Sowell and James Cone on the Black Experience; and editor of Keep Your Head Up: America's New Black Christian Leaders, Social Consciousness, and the Cosby Conversation. His writings on religious and cultural issues have been published in a variety of journals, including: the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Detroit News, and World Magazine.

Dr. Bradley is called upon by members of the broadcast media for comment on current issues and has appeared on NPR, CNN/Headline News, Fox News and Court TV Radio, among others. He studies and writes on issues of race in America, hip hop, youth culture, issues among African Americans, the American family, welfare, education, and modern international forms of social injustice, slavery, and oppression. From 2005-2009, Dr. Bradley was Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO where he also directed the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute.

Dr. Bradley holds Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from Clemson University, a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Westminster Theological Seminary; and holds an M.A. in Ethics and Society from Fordham University.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jared Oliphint on April 16, 2011
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This is one of the most helpful summations of race issues, political issues and religious issues I've read in a very long time. Bradley communicates so well to the person who is being introduced to these topics as well as to those in the academy who need depth and detail. From a white person's perspective, he clarifies much of the surface, sound-byte nonsense we hear on 24-hour cable news and explains the bigger, complex reasons for the moral degradation in this country and its systemic effects. Regardless of whether the reader agrees with any or all of his conclusions, it's a thoroughly researched work that must be at least be read and referenced whenever this topic or neighboring topics are addressed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dan Q on March 10, 2015
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Excellent collection of thought from a gifted thought leader in the African American community. This book will destroy any notion that the African American community is monolithic. Very educational regardless of skin color.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Racer X on July 15, 2013
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Bradley is an up and comer for sure. He writes very well and is concise in his style. I highly recommend this book.
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By Ira on February 20, 2015
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Added to my library.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful By tbp on September 6, 2011
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The book is well written and I recommend it. However, in reading it you get the feeling that the author is not COMPLETELY in touch with what is going on with certain "black leaders".
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