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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... Religion must never overlook this , and any religion that professes to be 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 ...
... religion : that when man decides to rise up from his mistakes , from his sin , from his evil , there is a loving God saying , " Come home , I still love you . " Oh , I can hear a voice crying out today , saying to Western civilization ...
... plane . But if we are to live the complete life we must reach up and discover God . H. G. Wells was right : " The man who is not religious begins at nowhere and ends at nothing . " Religion is like 46 Martin Luther King Jr.