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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... realistic position that I would like to use as a basis of our thinking together and our medi- tation on the question " What is man ? " Now let us notice first that man is a bio- logical being with a physical body . This is why the ...
... man . But this isn't the only part , and we must never stop here if our doctrine of man is to be realistic and thoroughly Christian . Some peo- ple stop here . They are the naturalists or the 121 Martin Luther King Jr.
... realistic , we must admit that it isn't like that , for man is a sinner . We take the new depth psychology , and misuse it to explain our bad deeds . We find ourselves saying that they are due to phobias , to inner conflicts . Or , in ...