Secular philosophy, by its very nature, is a discipline that lends itself to doubt, relativism and irreligion. Copleston acknowledges that his prolonged study of a wide spectrum of philosophical thought "could hardly fail to exercise some influence" on his mind. Indeed, the saints themselves have not been immune to doubt. One thinks particularly of St. Therese of Lisieux, who underwent a profound crisis of faith during her short life. According to Fr.
Guy Gaucher, the foremost authority on St. Therese, some anti-Christian literature apparently fell into the hands of the young nun, and when she read it, her faith was shaken to its core.
Only after undergoing an intense psychological struggle, culminating in a profound mystical experience, was St. Therese able to secure the peace that permitted her a tolerable death. For a full account of the saint's religious travails, consult Fr. Gaucher's definitive biography, The Story of a Life: St.
On a more intellectual level, Fr. Copleston experienced a similar crisis of faith. Fortunately, he was able to overcome it, as he tells us, " For Christians this is a prophecy of Jesus, who is the Messiah. According to the Bible Jesse had as many as eight sons: Eliab, Abinadab, Shammah, Nethanel, Raddai, Ozem and David, as well as one who probably died early and is not mentioned by name. The Bible says that Eliab was apparently tall and had fair features, but not the proper heart to be king of Israel 1 Samuel He is described in 1 Samuel as "ruddy, with a fine appearance and handsome features[,]" and later as "a brave man and a warrior," who "speaks well and is a fine-looking man.
Jackson is in New York to do interviews about Atlanta and to attend the star-studded funeral of his friend, singer Luther Vandross. Every chance he gets during his visit and throughout his summer sojourn, Jackson talks up what he calls "the coalition of the future," an alliance between blacks and Latinos.
He may not be in Chicago as much as some would like, but he's keeping his eye on it all the time. A black-brown alliance got former Mayor Harold Washington elected, but fell apart when he died. But both sides have their fists balled. We have to lift their wages, not lower ours. He wants to go to Sylvia's soul food restaurant in Harlem for what he calls "cultural cuisine.
They don't have much time. Davis is also worried about Jackson's diet. He suggests they find a salad bar. Like so many of his fellow Americans, Jackson is waging a civil war with his waistline. When he's in Chicago he works out at the ritzy East Bank Club and at a more democratic health club in the Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood.
But this day Jackson laughs off the salad-bar idea and heads uptown to Sylvia's. As he walks through the door, he is greeted like a movie star. The other customers come over to his table to shake his hand and pull out their cell phone cameras asking him to pose with their wife, husband or baby. Jackson gets this reception in airports, on the street, even in the halls of the Capitol.
In Milwaukee, a young man even followed him into the restroom with a pen and paper. At Sylvia's, Jackson is gracious but distracted. He has his eye on the next table. He sits down between the two hosts, Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes. They have a few minutes before the segment begins, and Hannity is feeling put upon. He complains to Jackson about how much grief he has received from his "people," his viewers and political allies on the right, for being "nice" to Jackson when they were down in Florida on the same side of the Terri Schiavo controversy.
It's on a Saturday morning in Chicago, and Jackson will be leaving soon for the airport to fly to Detroit. He has been home for about eight hours, having returned from New York the night before. A makeup artist is powdering his face for the taping of his show, a minute public affairs roundtable with Jackson as moderator and three or four guests-journalists, lawyers, professors-discussing the events of the last week.
Unlike similar programs on the Big Three networks and major cable stations, Jackson makes sure his panels "look like America" by inviting women and people of color as guests.
The show is broadcast on the Word Network, a religious cable outlet. Jackson used to have a public affairs program on CNN but lost it when it was revealed that the married minister had fathered a daughter with a former member of his staff.
No, sir. I know how that feels. She lives in Los Angeles with her mother, a college professor. After the PUSH meeting, Jackson is approached outside by a 4th grader who asks him to look at her social studies assignment.
She's shy, and he has to bend down to hear her say that her project won first place at her grade school. He gives her a kiss. On three cardboard panels the girl has pasted pictures of Jackson from his days as a college quarterback to his time with Martin Luther King Jr.
She calls it "I Am Somebody. Top down, wind blowing through her hair, sun shining in her face, living proof that life only gets better after Jackie, come over here right quick," Jackson shouts.
She drives down the block, turns into an alley, backs out, parks and puts the top up. They have been married since , a union that has survived his endless days on the road, the hundreds of death threats when he ran for president and the rumors of his wandering eye. The marriage was sorely tested when the birth of his out-of-wedlock child was made public in , but they weathered what he calls "my crisis.
Slowly she walks to her husband's side, hugging and kissing a dozen people along the way. He loves baseball and has four tickets to the game, but he can't go; he has to be in Milwaukee to address the NAACP and then Los Angeles, where he will be honored by Magic Johnson's charity, meet with the city's newly elected Latino mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, visit with his 6-year-old daughter, conduct interviews with the Spanish-language press about the voting-rights march and a black-Latino alliance and go to the doctor for some relief for his aching feet.
He visits five churches during his brief stay in Detroit, including Fellowship Chapel, where the pastor, Wendell Anthony, is an old friend.
About people are in the pews, and Jackson asks who among them knows someone battling cancer. Dozens of hands go up. He asks who supports affirmative action, prays for peace and wants to see Detroit get back on its proud feet?
Dozens of hands again go up. Finally, he asks, who has ever attended a same-sex marriage ceremony? This song is by Stetsasonic and appears on the album In Full Gear Force MD's Float float Float on. Float onFloat on. More Float float Float on. Chapter 5. He worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. She watches as Jesse Jackson enters a vortex of politics, as he is at this point only a few years Cite This Page.