In an period the place individuals are frequently taken care of into the kinds of 'thinker' and 'doer', Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stands proud - a unprecedented mixture of the deeply profound philosopher and mind who positioned the fruit of that mirrored image into the carrier of direct social motion.
In this useful telling of King's existence, Dr. Rufus Burrow knits jointly the tale of King's kinfolk, his highbrow trip, and his adventure of the pervasive racism of the US in that period in a manner that highlights the onnections among King's notion and his activities.
The result's a renewed knowing of the roots of King's activities and a clean appreciation for the way highbrow job can influence our international in strangely direct ways.
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Ansbro, Martin Luther King, Jr. : The Making of a brain (Maryknoll, manhattan: Orbis, 1982), 298n63. ↵ Andrew M. Manis, a fireplace You Can’t positioned Out: The Civil Rights lifetime of Birmingham’s Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth (Tuscaloosa: college of Alabama Press, 1999), 383. ↵ Adam Fairclough, Foreword to The Domestication of Martin Luther King, Jr. : Clarence B. Jones, Right-Wing Conservatism, and the Manipulation of the King Legacy, ed. Lewis V. Baldwin and Rufus Burrow Jr. (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013), xv. ↵ Taylor department, Parting the Waters: the USA within the King Years 1954-63 (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988), seventy three. See additionally King, Stride, the place he writes that during seminary he “came early to Walter Rauschenbusch’s Christianity and the Social Crisis,” ninety one. ↵ King, Stride, ninety one. ↵ See Reinhold Niebuhr, An Interpretation of Christian Ethics (New York: Harper & Row, 1935), Preface. ↵ Clayborne Carson, ed. , The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (New York: Warner Books, 1998), 18. ↵ See Clayborne Carson et al. eds. , The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Berkeley: college of California Press, 2007), 6:498. ↵ Walter Rauschenbusch, A Theology for the Social Gospel (New York: Macmillan, 1917), 131. ↵ Ibid. , 142. ↵ Rauschenbusch, “The country of God,” within the Social Gospel in the United States, ed. Robert T. convenient (New York: Oxford college Press, 1966), 267. ↵ Rauschenbusch, Christianity and the Social obstacle (New York: Macmillan, 1907), xiii. ↵ Rauschenbusch, The Social ideas of Jesus, ed. Henry H. Meyer (New York: The Methodist e-book main issue, 1916), seventy five. ↵ Rauschenbusch, Christianity and the Social problem, 421. ↵ King, Stride, ninety one. ↵ Rauschenbusch, The Social rules of Jesus, seventy five. ↵ I got here to this end in keeping with my very own self sustaining learn into King’s released and unpublished writings to figure out no matter if he referenced A Theology for the Social Gospel. even if, it's not that i am ready to take an absolutist stance at the subject, given that I stay open to the chance that at some point soon the King Papers venture less than the management of Clayborne Carson could produce proof that contradicts my current place that King didn't discuss with or cite principles from that ebook. moreover, I may still indicate that I got here to my end self sustaining of Lois Wasserman’s. I only in the near past occurred upon a footnote pointing to Wasserman’s rivalry that King’s cost that Rauschenbusch possessed an excessively positive view of human nature was once facts he had now not learn Rauschenbusch’s later writings. See Ansbro, Martin Luther King, Jr. , 313n66, the place he references Wasserman, “Martin Luther King, Jr: The Molding of Nonviolence as a Philosophy and Strategy—1955-1963” (Ph. D. diss. in heritage, Boston collage, 1972, 11). ↵ See Rauschenbusch, A Theology for the Social Gospel, chapters 6–9. See additionally the positive article via Richard D. N. Dickinson, “Rauschenbusch and Niebuhr: Brothers less than the outside? ” faith in existence, 27, no. 2 (Spring 1958): 163-71. Dickinson argues, between different issues, that at the query of the superiority, intensity, and gear of sin Rauschenbusch and Reinhold Niebuhr have been in easy contract.