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God and Human Dignity: The Personalism, Theology, and Ethics of Martin Luther King, Jr. Hardcover – April 15, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0268021948 ISBN-10: 0268021945 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1 edition (April 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0268021945
  • ISBN-13: 978-0268021948
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,591,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Burrow offers a well-written analysis of the intellectual tradition of personalism. He shows how the tradition influenced Martin Luther King Jr.’s theology and ethics, and how King in turn made his own unique contributions to this system of thought. . . . This book is both an excellent introduction to King’s thought and an excellent survey of scholarship on this aspect of King’s life and contributions.” —Choice

“Burrow insightfully makes the case that King had learned themes of personalism and of the social gospel in its African American form from his family, from Benjamin Mays and George Kelsey at Morehouse College, and from George Washington Davis at Crozer Seminary, prior to King’s own studies at the seat of personalism, Boston University. . . . Burrow shows how King’s understanding of Jesus’ way of love as delivering love, together with how Ghandi’s satyagraha and the actual experience of the power of nonviolent direct action can also be seen as an illumination of how God’s power works in history.” —Journal of Religion

About the Author

Rufus Burrow, Jr., is Indiana Professor of Christian Thought and professor of theological social ethics at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carlos Shields on February 3, 2013
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Powerful book for ministers and seminary students to read about King's life and ministry and his love for God and Human dignity during the civil rights movement.
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