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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... look at man , we must admit that he has misused his freedom . Some of the image of God is gone . Therefore , man is a sinner in need of God's divine grace . So often we try to deny this fact . We hate to face it . There are times even ...
Martin Luther King (Jr.) But when we look at ourselves hard enough we come to see that the conflict is between God and ... look at myself hard enough I don't feel like crying with the Pharisee , " Lord , I thank thee that I am not like ...
... look beneath the peculiar jargon of its author and the prevail- ing apocalyptic symbolism , we will find in this book many eternal truths which continue to challenge us . One such truth is that of this text . What John is really saying ...