Martin Luther Jr. King

Martin Luther King Jr. brought biblical themes of justice and prophetic passion to the campaign for black civil rights. Many of his most famous speeches drew both their biblical allusions and sermonic cadences from his background as a Baptist minister. Evangelicals today look to King’s role in the civil rights movement as an exemplary illustration of how to blend religious witness and political activism in support of the common good, often using King’s example to rebut secularist claims that religion and politics should never be mixed.

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Catching Up with a Dream
Catching Up with a Dream
Evangelicals and race 30 years after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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