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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... concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the eco- nomic conditions that damn the soul , the social conditions that corrupt men , and the city governments that cripple them , is a dry , dead , do - nothing religion in ...
... concern for one's own welfare . The breadth of life is the outward concern for the welfare of others . The height of life is the upward reach for God . These are the three dimensions of life , and without the three being correlated ...
... concerned about himself he cannot be totally concerned about other selves . Some years ago a learned rabbi , the late Joshua Liebman , wrote a book entitled Peace of Mind . He has a chapter in the book entitled " Love Thyself Properly ...