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Martin Luther King, Jr., spirit-led prophet : a biography

by Deats, Richard L., 1932-

Format: Print Book 2003
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Martin Luther King, Jr. was the most inspiring civil rights leader in American history. He was a scholar and a very gifted orator but, before all else, he was a pastor, a theologian, a martyr, a Christian. Spirit-Led Prophet uniquely tells his compelling story from the perspective of his faith. In the midst of a tumultuous public life, King prayed for guidance and depended upon God's spirit to lead him. Book jacket.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this unusual biography, readers will learn more about the spiritual King, whose faith in Jesus Christ was the foundation for his life and legacy. Author Deats (editor of Fellowship magazine) briefly met King, studied under King's professors at Boston University School of Theology and eventually worked with King's wife, Coretta (who wrote the foreword). Deats reveals the behind-the-scenes events that informed King's "turn the other cheek" approach to peaceful change. From bus segregation in Montgomery to the Selma campaign for voting rights, King inspired blacks and whites across America to dream of a "Beloved Community" whose watchwords were morality, respect and equality. As a biography, this text will enlighten readers with one real-life example after another. In one instance, King's religious beliefs led him and his family to relocate to the slums of Chicago to protest against the abject poverty that abounded in the urban North. Working tirelessly to bring about economic equality for African-Americans, King also invested time and energy converting local gang members to his nonviolent movement. The author includes a helpful chronology at the end of the book that succinctly highlights the major events of King's life. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968.
King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Religion.
King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Ethics.
African Americans -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
Baptists -- United States -- Clergy -- Biography.
Nonviolence -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Publisher Hyde Park, NY :New City Press,2003
Language English
Description 158 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-152) and index.
ISBN 1565481852
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