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Author Lischer, Richard.

Title The preacher King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the word that moved America / Richard Lischer
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1995


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Description xiv, 344 pages ; 24 cm
Contents I. Preparation. 1. Surrounded. 2. Apprenticed to the Word. 3. Dexter Avenue and "The Daybreak of Freedom" --II. Performance. 4. What He Received: Units of Tradition. 5. The Strategies of Style. 6. From Identification to Rage. 7. The Masks of Character --III. Theology and Beyond. 8. In the Mirror of the Bible. 9. The Ebenezer Gospel. 10. Bearing "The Gospel of Freedom": The Mass Meeting
Summary Today it seems extraordinary that a nation the size of the United States could have been so profoundly affected by the minister of a little Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama. But at a turning point in American history, Martin Luther King, Jr., had an incalculable effect on the fabric of daily life and the laws of the nation. As no other preacher in living memory and no politician since Lincoln, he transposed the themes of love, suffering, deliverance, and justice from the sacred shelter of the pulpit into the arena of public policy. He was the last great religious reformer in America. How the man who always saw himself as "fundamentally a clergyman, a Baptist preacher" crafted his strategic vision and moved a nation to renewal is the subject of this remarkable new book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-338) and index
Subject King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Oratory.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
Preaching -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sermons, American -- African American authors.
LC no. 94030029
ISBN 0195087798 (alk. paper)