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A Torchlight for America

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Author  Louis Farrakhan
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Originally published  1993
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African Americans books  Message to the Blackman, The Black Muslims in America, The Autobiography of Malcol, Their Eyes Were Watching, The Bluest Eye

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A Torchlight for America is a religious text of the Nation of Islam, written by Louis Farrakhan.

Contents

History

Farrakhan gave a speech titled A Torchlight for America on October 18, 1992 at the Georgia Dome with 55,000 people attending.[1] In 1993, Farrakhan publish an expanded form of the speech through FCN Publishing.

Reviews

In his text, Terror and triumph: the nature of Black religion, Anthony B. Pinn writes that Farrakhan's work "connotes a mainstream take on national developments. This is the case because it highlights problems within the American system that many outside the Nation of Islam would recognize as valid points of discussion, based on a system of ethics and morality, of corporate accountability, not uncommon in dominant political discourse."[2]

C. Eric Lincoln, the author of The Black Muslims in America, wrote that "the essesnce of Farrakhan is formally spelled out" in A Torchlight for America[3]

Cornel West called the text, "a call for dialogue."[4]

Gilles Kepel wrote that, in his text, Farrakhan "presented the community model of the Black Muslims as an example for the whole of the country, which he envisaged as a series of communities living side by side."[5]

Controversy

The text has been controversial due to its discussions on homosexuality and abortion Farrakhan writes that, "We must change homosexual behavior and get rid of the circumstances that bring it about." In the text, Farrakhan also equates abortion to murder.

References

A Torchlight for America Wikipedia


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