Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Oral History of His Religious Witness and His Life

Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Oral History of His Religious Witness and His Life

by Russel Moldovan
     
 
Moldovan explores an aspect of Martin Luther King's legacy that has been largely overlooked by scholars until now. "Martin Luther King Jr." is a unique study of Dr. King's preaching and emerging theology spanning from his student days to his tragic death. The influence of Dr. King's religious convictions is conveyed through the personal accounts of his listeners.

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Moldovan explores an aspect of Martin Luther King's legacy that has been largely overlooked by scholars until now. "Martin Luther King Jr." is a unique study of Dr. King's preaching and emerging theology spanning from his student days to his tragic death. The influence of Dr. King's religious convictions is conveyed through the personal accounts of his listeners. This study of theology and homiletics attests to Martin Luther King's indelible mark on American society. Moldovan traces the power and influence of Dr. King's words on those who heard him in Selma, Birmingham, and Chicago during the Civil Rights era.

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Booknews
Moldovan, whose academic background or affiliations are not noted, uses a contextual oral history approach to explicate the preaching and speeches, as well as the philosophy and life, of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. The volume is primarily based on the undocumented stories of friends, churchgoers, and others from all stages in King's life who personally knew him, or simply heard his speeches and were affected or influenced by them. The author's central argument is that the social preachings of King can be seen as a vital example for Christian preachers today. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573093453
Publisher:
International Scholars Publications
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.56(d)

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