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Martin Luther King JR. for Armchair Theologians (Armchair Theologians)

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In this interesting and important introduction to the life and thought of Martin Luther King Jr., theologian Rufus Burrow explores King's life as well as his thinking and activism. Burrow addresses those who see King as only a social activist by showing how his studies, particularly his theological studies, influenced, shaped, and transformed the activist path he pursued during his public life. This book, with dozens of illustrations by artist Ron Hill, is written for a broad audience. It explores King's legacy, the continuing importance of his work, and it will serve as an excellent introduction to King's life and thinking.

Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.

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"People today know Martin Luther King Jr. for his leadership during the American civil rights struggle. Some may know of his commitment to nonviolence and be able to connect King's name to the Montgomery bus boycott, his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail,' the 1963 March on Washington and 'I have a dream' speech. What many may not know is that King's authority was not simply that of an intelligent man gifted with powerful rhetoric championing an idea whose time had come. Burrow, a professor of Christian thought and social ethics at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Ind., describes in an accessible manner the persons, community and academic influences that shaped King's vision and grounded his methods of change. Burrow explains how King, 'the quintessential Christian social Personalist'-one who believed that God is personal and that all persons have intrinsic dignity and value-harnessed lessons learned from his family with sophisticated theological principles from the likes of Hegel and Niebuhr for the gritty practical purposes of fighting for dignity and equality. With clever and instructive illustrations, the book is clear and engaging, enriching readers' understanding of King while also demonstrating how his ideas and methods transcend his person, time and place for application today." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Book News Annotation:

Burrow (Christian thought and theological social ethics, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis) sets out for lay readers the theological thinking that provided the foundation for the political and social activism that King (1929-68) is best known for. The areas he explores include ideas from home, Christian love and Gandhian non-violence, the power and persuasion of youth, war, women, and homosexuality. A final chapter looks at his legacy. Illustrations are provided by Ron Hill, a freelance illustrator and cartoonist in Cleveland, Ohio. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In this introduction to the life and thought of Martin Luther King Jr., theologian Rufus Burrow explores King's life as well as his thinking and activism. Burrow addresses those who see King as only a social activist by showing how his studies, particularly his theological studies, influenced, shaped, and transformed the activist path he pursued during his public life. Themes later developed by liberation theology were anticipated by King a decade before. These ideas were honed and shaped by his social activism. This book, with dozens of illustrations by artist Ron Hill, is written for a broad audience. It explores King's legacy, the continuing importance of his work, and his quest for the beloved community, and it will serve as an excellent introduction to King's life and thinking.

Synopsis:

In this important introduction to the life and thought of Martin Luther King, Jr., theologian Burrow explores King's life, his thinking, and his activism, showing how his theological studies influenced, shaped, and transformed the path he pursued.

About the Author

Rufus Burrow Jr. is Indiana Professor of Christian Thought and Professor of Theological Social Ethics at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the author of many books, including God and Human Dignity: The Personalism, Theology, and Ethics of Martin Luther King, Jr..

Product Details

ISBN:
9780664232849
Author:
Burrow, Rufus, Jr.
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Illustrator:
Hill, Ron
Author:
Burrow Jr., Rufus
Subject:
Baptists
Subject:
Civil rights workers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Christian Theology - History
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Nonviolence
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Armchair Theologians
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
194
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Religion » Christianity » Church History » General
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "People today know Martin Luther King Jr. for his leadership during the American civil rights struggle. Some may know of his commitment to nonviolence and be able to connect King's name to the Montgomery bus boycott, his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail,' the 1963 March on Washington and 'I have a dream' speech. What many may not know is that King's authority was not simply that of an intelligent man gifted with powerful rhetoric championing an idea whose time had come. Burrow, a professor of Christian thought and social ethics at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Ind., describes in an accessible manner the persons, community and academic influences that shaped King's vision and grounded his methods of change. Burrow explains how King, 'the quintessential Christian social Personalist'-one who believed that God is personal and that all persons have intrinsic dignity and value-harnessed lessons learned from his family with sophisticated theological principles from the likes of Hegel and Niebuhr for the gritty practical purposes of fighting for dignity and equality. With clever and instructive illustrations, the book is clear and engaging, enriching readers' understanding of King while also demonstrating how his ideas and methods transcend his person, time and place for application today." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In this introduction to the life and thought of Martin Luther King Jr., theologian Rufus Burrow explores King's life as well as his thinking and activism. Burrow addresses those who see King as only a social activist by showing how his studies, particularly his theological studies, influenced, shaped, and transformed the activist path he pursued during his public life. Themes later developed by liberation theology were anticipated by King a decade before. These ideas were honed and shaped by his social activism. This book, with dozens of illustrations by artist Ron Hill, is written for a broad audience. It explores King's legacy, the continuing importance of his work, and his quest for the beloved community, and it will serve as an excellent introduction to King's life and thinking.
"Synopsis" by , In this important introduction to the life and thought of Martin Luther King, Jr., theologian Burrow explores King's life, his thinking, and his activism, showing how his theological studies influenced, shaped, and transformed the path he pursued.
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