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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... things that distinguish the Christian doctrine of man from the Greek doctrine . The Greeks , under the impetus of Plato , felt that the body was evil , almost inherently depraved , and the soul could The Measure of a Man 11.
... things rather than persons . Because of this a famine has broken out in your land . In the midst of all your material wealth , you are spiritually and morally poverty - stricken , unable to speak to the con- science of this world ...
... things which we can see and touch and to which we can apply our five senses have existence . Something should remind us once more that the great things in this universe are things that we never see . You walk out at night and look up at ...