The Preacher King
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word That Moved AmericaBook - 1995
Today it seems extraordinary that a nation the size of the United States could have been so profoundly affected by the minister of a little Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama. But at a turning point in American history, Martin Luther King, Jr., had an incalculable effect on the fabric of daily life and the laws of the nation. As no other preacher in living memory and no politician since Lincoln, he transposed the themes of love, suffering, deliverance, and justice from the sacred shelter of the pulpit into the arena of public policy. He was the last great religious reformer in America. How the man who always saw himself as "fundamentally a clergyman, a Baptist preacher" crafted his strategic vision and moved a nation to renewal is the subject of this remarkable new book.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
ISBN: 0195087798 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 251.0092 LIS
Characteristics: xiv, 344 p. ; 24 cm