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Overview The sources of Martin Luther Kings's Jr's phenomenal and prophetic impact on life in America and beyond have never been adequately understood. In this path-breaking volume, Lewis Baldwin traces King's vision and activism not to his formal philosophical and theological development but directly to his roots in Southern black culture, where King spent most of his 39 years. King's appropriation of the Bible, Gandhi, American participatory democracy, Boston personalism, and the theologies of Reinhold Niebuhr and the Social Gospel makes sense, Baldwin argues, only against his visceral and abiding identification with black culture and the black Christian tradition. Working directly with the trove of King's sermons speeches, and unpublished papers, Baldwin has reconstructed the pain and joy, the defeat and triumph King experienced in his formative family relationships, in the black church, in his childhood and education, in his marriage and children, in segregated black Atlanta, and in his leadership of America's civil rights movement.
Publishers Description Examines King's roots in Black popular culture and their role as the source of his power and vision.
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Library Journal - 02/01/1991
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.91" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1991
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800624572 ISBN13 9780800624576
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More About Lewis V. Baldwin
Baldwin is Professor of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University.
Lewis V. Baldwin currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee. Lewis V. Baldwin was born in 1949.