The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume I: Called to Serve, January 1929-June 1951

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University of California Press, 9 de gen. 1992 - 510 pàgines
More than two decades since his death, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ideas—his call for racial equality, his faith in the ultimate triumph of justice, and his insistence on the power of nonviolent struggle to bring about a major transformation of American society—are as vital and timely as ever. The wealth of his writings, both published and unpublished, that constitute his intellectual legacy are now preserved in this authoritative, chronologically arranged, multi-volume edition. Faithfully reproducing the texts of his letters, speeches, sermons, student papers, and articles, this edition has no equal.

Volume One contains many previously unpublished documents beginning with the letters King wrote to his mother and father during his childhood. We read firsthand his surprise and delight in his first encounter (during a trip to Connecticut) with the less segregated conditions in the North. Through his student essays and exams, we discover King's doubts about the religion of his father and we can trace his theological development. We learn of his longing for the emotional conversion experience that he witnessed others undergoing, and we follow his search to know God through study at theological seminaries. Throughout the first volume, we are treated to tantalizing hints of his mature rhetorical abilities, as in his 1945 letter to the Atlanta Constitution that spoke out against white racism.

Each volume in this series contains an introductory essay that traces the biographical details of Dr. King's life during the period covered. Ample annotations accompany the documents. Each volume also contains a chronology of key events in his life and a "Calendar of Documents" that lists all important, extant documents authored by King or by others, including those that are not trnascribed in the document itself.

The preparation of this edition is sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta with Stanford University and Emory University.
 

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Continguts

Chronology
75
Editorial Principles and Practices
92
To Martin Luther King Sr
101
The Papers
105
To Martin Luther King Sr
107
Kick Up Dust Letter to the Editor
121
Ritual
127
Nov 1949 15 Feb 1950
156
How to Use the Bible in Modern Theological
251
The Humanity and Divinity of Jesus
257
A View of the Cross Possessing Biblical
263
How Modern Christians Should Think
273
The Influence of the Mystery Religions
294
The Chief Characteristics and Doctrines
313
xiv
332
X111
359

Light on the Old Testament from the Ancient
162
The Significant Contributions of Jeremiah
181
The Ethics of Late Judaism as Evidenced in
195
A Study of Mithraism 21 1
211
Nov 1950
224
What Experiences of Christians Living in
225
The Sources of Fundamentalism and Liberalism
236
Six Talks in Outline
242
Rating Sheet for Martin Luther
380
Fragment of Application to Boston University
390
Religions Answer to the Problem of Evil
416
Jacques Maritain
436
Calendar of Documents
443
Index
465
416
468
Copyright

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Sobre l'autor (1992)

Clayborne Carson is Director and Senior Editor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project. A history professor at Stanford University, he is the author of In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s (1981), and editor of Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998) and Malcolm X: The FBI File (1991).

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