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The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word that Moved America, revised edition

Richard Lischer

Abstract

This book investigates Martin Luther King, Jr.’s religious development from a precocious “preacher’s kid” in segregated Atlanta to the most influential American preacher and orator of the twentieth century. To give an intimate portrait, the book draws almost exclusively on King’s unpublished sermons and speeches, as well as tape recordings, personal interviews, and even police surveillance reports. By returning to the raw sources, it recaptures King’s real preaching voice and, consequently, something of the real King himself. The book shows how as the son, grandson, and great-grandson of preac ... More

Keywords: Martin Luther King, Jr., Atlanta, sermons, speeches, preaching, African-American preachers, genocide

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190065119
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190065119.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Lischer, author
James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor Emeritus of Preaching, Duke University