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Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948-March 1963

ISBN-10: 0520248740

ISBN-13: 9780520248748

Edition: 2007

Authors: Martin Luther King, Clayborne Carson, Tenisha Hart Armstrong, Susan Carson, Susan Englander

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Dedicated to documenting the life of America's best-known advocate for peace and justice, The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. breaks the chronology of its series to present King's never-before-published sermon file. In 1997 Mrs. Coretta Scott King granted the King Papers Project permission to examine papers kept in boxes in the basement of the Kings' home. The most significant finding was a battered cardboard box that held more than two hundred folders containing documents King used to prepare his celebrated sermons. This private collection that King kept in his study sheds considerable light on the theology and preaching preparation of one of the most noted orators of the modern era. These illuminating papers reveal that King's concern about poverty, human rights, and social justice was clearly present in his earliest handwritten sermons, which conveyed a message of faith, hope, and love for the dispossessed. His enduring message can be charted through his years as a seminary student, as pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, as a leader of the Montgomery bus boycott, and, ultimately, as an internationally renowned proponent of human rights who saw himself mainly as a preacher and "advocate of the social gospel." Ten of the original and unedited sermons King submitted for publication in the 1963 book Strength to Love and audio versions of King's most famous sermons are the culmination of this groundbreaking work.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/12/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 668
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.136
Language: English

Clayborne Carson lives in Palo Alto, California.

SUSAN ENGLANDER earned a Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999 and has been an editor at the Martin Luther Ing, Jr., Papers Project since 2001. She is the lead editor on Volume VI: Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948-March 1963 of the Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.

List of Papers
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chronology and Sermon List
Editorial Principles and Practices
List of Abbreviations
The Papers
Sermon File Inventory
King's Personal Library: Selected Works
Calendar of Documents
Index