King Came Preaching: The Pulpit Power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

King Came Preaching: The Pulpit Power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

by Mervyn A. Warren, Gardner C. Taylor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 083083253X

ISBN-13: 9780830832538

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: IVP Academic

We know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a social activist who changed America. But King's beginnings were as a preacher, and he preached with power throughout his life. In light of this, it is all the more remarkable that few have focused on his "pulpit power," which reflected his religious commitments and shaped the civil rights movement that he led.

Dr. Mervyn A.

Overview

We know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a social activist who changed America. But King's beginnings were as a preacher, and he preached with power throughout his life. In light of this, it is all the more remarkable that few have focused on his "pulpit power," which reflected his religious commitments and shaped the civil rights movement that he led.

Dr. Mervyn A. Warren offers us a journey into King's preaching in this homiletical biography exploring his sermons, use of language, delivery and more. In these pages we have a remarkable opportunity to gain new insight into all of King's life and work, includiing access to four of Dr. King's previously unpublished sermons. Now in paper, this book will be an invaluable resource to students and pastors alike who wish to emulate the power of King's preaching and the dedication of his faith.

"A tremendous contribution to the growing body of King scholarship."
Dr. Lewis Baldwin, professor of religious studies, Vanderbilt University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830832538
Publisher:
IVP Academic
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Gardner C. Taylor
Exordium
Acknowledgments
1. A Homiletical Biography
2. King As Black Preacher & the Liberating Word
3. The Audience: Those Who Heard & Those Who Listened
4. The Content of the King Sermons, Part One: Reflected in the Person
5. The Content of the King Sermons, Part Two: Logos & Pathos
6. The Themes of King's Sermons
7. Language in Kingly Style
8. Sermon Design, Preparation & Delivery
9. Conclusion: King's Contribution to Preaching & Theology
Appendix 1: King Speaks at Oakwood College
Appendix 2: The Ultimate Doom of Evil
Appendix 3: The Prodigal Son
Appendix 4: No Room at the Inn
Appendix 5: King's Use of Sources
Notes
Index

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