Author:Rufus Burrow Jr.
Published by:Westminster John Knox (2009)
Series:Armchair Theologians Series
Subjects:African Americans ⇒ Biography, African Americans ⇒ Civil rights ⇒ History ⇒ 20th century, Baptists ⇒ United States ⇒ Biography, Civil disobedience, Civil rights workers ⇒ United States ⇒ Biography, King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 ⇒ Ethics, King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 ⇒ Philosophy, King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, Nonviolence, United States ⇒ Race relations ⇒ History ⇒ 20th century
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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.