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The Voice of Conscience: The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lewis Baldwin

Abstract

This book explores various images of the Christian church in the thought of Martin Luther King, Jr., with considerable attention to how he understood that institution in definitional terms. King’s sermons, speeches, interviews, and writings are carefully examined for what they reveal concerning the identity and purpose of the church, and in terms of their focus on biblical, theological, ethical, traditional-historical, and cultural images of that institution. King’s rejection of the concept of church as hierarchy and institution in favor of the idea of church as mission and movement is also hi ... More

Keywords: Lewis Baldwin, The Ebenezer Tradition, King’s Ecclesia, Balm in Gilead, An Uncertain Sound, Christians and World House, King Church Legacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195380316
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380316.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lewis Baldwin, author
Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University
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