The Measure of a Man
Fortress Press, 2001 - 55 pages
Two brief yet powerful meditations from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. defining humanity's worth and completion relate to strides toward social justice.
Eloquent and passionate, reasoned and sensitive, this pair of meditations by the revered civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. contains the theological roots of his political and social philosophy of nonviolent activism.
In supporting reconciliation, Dr. King outlines human worth based on Scripture, encouraging the reader to know each person has worth, rational ability, and an invitation to fellowship with the Creator. In addition, Dr. King explains the three dimensions of life: length, breadth, and height; they must all be present and working harmoniously in order for life to be complete as an individual and as a community. Black and white photos from Dr. King's life along with simple prayers from the reverend round out this short but poignant offering.
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... God . This brings us to another basic point in the doctrine of man - that man is a being of spirit . This is what the psalmist means when he says , " Thou hast ... God's marvelous creation , crowned with glory and 14 Martin Luther King Jr.
... God's marvelous cre- ation . Through his mind he can leap oceans , break through walls , and transcend the cate- gories of time and space . The stars may be marvelous , but not so marvelous as the mind of man that comprehended them ...