The Measure of a Man
Ravenio Books, 1988 - 59 pages
At the first National Conference on Christian Education of the United Church of Christ, held at Purdue University in the summer of 1958, Martin Luther King presented two notable devotional addresses. Moved by the clear and persuasive quality of his words, many of the 3000 delegates to the conference urged that the meditations be made available in book form. They wanted the book for their own libraries and they were eager to share Dr. King’s vital messages with fellow Christians of other denominations.
In the resolute struggle of American Negroes to achieve complete acceptance as citizens and neighbors the author is recognized as a leader of extraordinary resourcefulness, valor, and skill. His concern for justice and brotherhood and the non-violent methods that he advocates and uses, are based on a serious commitment to the Christian faith.
As his meditations in this book suggest, Dr. King regards meditation and action as indivisible functions of the religious life. When we think seriously in the presence of the Most High, when in sincerity we “go up to the mountain of the Lord,” the sure event is that “he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths” (Isaiah 2:3).
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When all of this was added up in terms of the market values of that day it came to about 98 cents. Now, I guess, since the standards of living are a little higher today, you could get about $1.98 for the average man.
Man's bodily stuff is worth only 98 cents. ... Can we explain the artistic genius of a Michelangelo in terms of 98 cents? ... of 98 cents? Oh, no. There is something within man that cannot be explained in terms of dollars and cents.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - deusvitae - LibraryThing
A collection of the written manuscripts of two of MLK's sermons/exhortations on the measure and nature of a man. In the first King explores what makes humanity human. It is profoundly shaped by ... Read full review
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Two sermons together on what it is to be a man. Simple and straightforward. Truth that we need reminded of on a daily basis. Read full review