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Martin Luther King : a religious life / Paul Harvey.

Harvey, Paul, 1961- (author.).



In this new biography, distinguished historian Paul Harvey examines Martin Luther King's life through his complex, emerging religious lives. Harvey introduces many readers, perhaps for the first or only time, to the King of diverse religious and intellectual influences, of an increasingly radical cast of thought, and of a mélange of intellectual influences that he aligned in becoming the spokesperson for the most important social movement of twentieth-century American history. Not only does Harvey chronicle King's metamorphosis and its impact on American and African American life, but he seeks to explain his “afterlives”--how in American culture King became transformed into a mainstream civil saint, shorn of his radical religious critique of how power functioned in America. Harvey's concise biography will allow readers to see King anew in the context of his time and today.

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  • ISBN: 9781538115923
  • ISBN: 1538115921
  • Physical Description: ix, 211 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2021]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction. The redemptive power of Martin Luther King Jr. -- Growing up King -- The young preacher in Boston and Montgomery -- The Montgomery uprising -- Montgomery and the SCLC -- The dream, the letter, and the nightmare -- Struggling in Selma and Chicago -- Shot rings out in the Memphis sky -- Epilogue. The irrelevance of sainthood : the afterlives of Martin Luther King Jr.
Subject: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 > Religion.
Civil rights workers > United States > Biography.
Baptists > United States > Clergy > Biography.
African Americans > Biography.
African American clergy > Biography.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
African American clergy.
African Americans.
Baptists > Clergy.
Civil rights workers.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.

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