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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... Lord , make me pure , but not yet . " There is some- thing within all of us that causes us to affirm with the ... Lord , I thank thee that I am not like other men , " but I find myself crying out , " Lord , be merciful unto me , The ...
Martin Luther King (Jr.) out , " Lord , be merciful unto me , a sinner . " We are sinners in need of God's divine grace . When we come to our collective lives , our sin is even greater . One theologian could write a book entitled Moral ...
... tonight . I'm not worried about anything . I'm not fearing any man . " Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord . " Martin Luther King Jr. April 3 , 1968 vital aspects of faith and life FACETS The Measure of 55.