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Martin Luther King Jr For Armchair Theologians (Armchair Theologians Series)

Paperback|Apr 2009
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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...


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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, influ-enced, 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 audi-ence. 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.
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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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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 291760
  • Product Code 9780664232849
  • ISBN 0664232841
  • EAN 9780664232849
  • Pages 200
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Apr 2009
  • Sales Rank 55055
  • Dimensions 201 x 127 x 15mm
  • Weight 0.250kg

Rufus Burrow

Rufus Burrow, Jr. (Ph.D., Boston University) is Indiana Professor of Christian Thought and Professor ofTheological Social Ethics at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis. He is co-author of Daring to Speak in God's Name: Ethical Prophecy in Ministry (The Pilgrim Press, 2002) and author of Personalism: A Critical Introduction (1999); James H. Cone and Black Liberation Theology (1994); God and Human Dignity: The Personalism, Theology,and Ethics of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Martin Luther King Jr. for Armchair Theologians.

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