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Billy Graham and the Beloved Community America's Evangelist and the Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr

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ISBN-10: 1403968691

ISBN-13: 9781403968692

Edition: 2006

Authors: Michael G. Long

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This study is the first detailed analysis of Billy Graham's social thought during one of the most volatile periods of American history'the Martin Luther King, Jr. years (1955-1968).nbsp; Using previously unpublished documents, this book argues that although the popular evangelist occasionally supported King¿s mission to save America, he largely opposed King¿s vision of ¿the beloved community¿ and his tactics of civil disobedience.nbsp; The book also offers the controversial claim that because Graham allowed his political allegiances to trump his biblical Christianity, he never dreamed of nor worked for a world marked by lasting racial reconciliation, economic justice, and peace.
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Book details

List price: $109.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 8/20/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 268
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Michael G. Long received his Ph.D. at Emory University. He teaches religion and ethics at Lebanon Valley College.

Abbreviations in Notes
Introduction: "Bowed in Prayer"-Resurrecting the Assassinated King
"The Bible Says": Heart Problems and the Divine Cure
"Preaching Nothing but the Bible": Against a Political Church
"True Christian Loyalty in Our Hearts": A Christian Defense of American Patriotism
"He Belonged to All the Races": The Evolution of Graham's Race Ethics
"This Is Freedom Out of Control!": Graham's Dissent from the Civil Rights Movement
"The Tramp, Tramp, Tramp of the Little Man": Graham's Conversion to the War on Poverty
"I'm Not a Pacifist": On Militarists, Pacifists, and Vietnam
Conclusion: "We Are Now in the Violent Society"-A Question of Legacy
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