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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... find ourselves saying that they are due to phobias , to inner conflicts . Or , in Freudian terms , we say that man's mis- deeds are due to a conflict between the id and the superego . But when we look at ourselves hard enough we come 16 ...
Martin Luther King (Jr.) But when we look at ourselves hard enough we come to see that the conflict is between God and man . There is something within all of us that causes us to see the truth in Plato's statement that the personality ...
... get this . We so often find ourselves uncon- sciously neglecting this third dimension of life . Not that we go up and say , " Good - by , God , we are going to leave you now . " But we become so involved in the things of this world that ...