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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Martin Luther King (Jr.) What Is Man ? 7 The Dimensions of a Complete Life 37 Parting 53 What Is Man ? ' he question " What is.
... question . Indeed , the conflict which we witness in the world today between totalitar- ianism and democracy is at bottom a conflict over the question " What is man ? " In our generation the asking of this ques- tion has risen to ...
... question " What is man ? " Now let us notice first that man is a bio- logical being with a physical body . This is why the psalmist says , " Thou hast made him . less than God . " We don't think of God as a being with a body . God is a ...