Martin Luther King's Biblical Epic: His Final, Great Speech

An analysis of the course and content of the prophetic Memphis declaration.In his final speech I ve Been to the Mountaintop, Martin Luther King Jr delivered his support of African American garbage workers on strike in Memphis Although some consider this oration King s finest, it is mainly known for its concluding two minutes, wherein King compares himself to Moses andAn analysis of the course and content of the prophetic Memphis declaration.In his final speech I ve Been to the Mountaintop, Martin Luther King Jr delivered his support of African American garbage workers on strike in Memphis Although some consider this oration King s finest, it is mainly known for its concluding two minutes, wherein King compares himself to Moses and seems to predict his own assassination But King gave an hour long speech, and the concluding segment can only be understood in relation to the whole King scholars generally focus on his theology, not his relation to the Bible or the circumstance of a Baptist speaking in a Pentecostal setting Even though King cited and explicated the Bible in hundreds of speeches and sermons, Martin Luther King s Biblical Epic is the first book to analyze his approach to the Bible and its importance to his rhetoric and persuasiveness.Martin Luther King s Biblical Epic argues that King challenged dominant Christian supersessionist conceptions of Judaism in favor of a Christianity that affirms Judaism as its wellspring In his final speech, King implicitly but strongly argues that one can grasp Jesus only by first grasping Moses and the Hebrew prophets This book also traces the roots of King s speech to its Pentecostal setting and to the Pentecostals in his audience In doing so, Miller puts forth the first scholarship to credit the mostly unknown, but brilliant African American architect who created the large yet compact church sanctuary, which made possible the unique connection between King and his audience on the night of his last speech.
Martin Luther King s Biblical Epic His Final Great Speech An analysis of the course and content of the prophetic Memphis declaration In his final speech I ve Been to the Mountaintop Martin Luther King Jr delivered his support of African American garbage wor

  • Title: Martin Luther King's Biblical Epic: His Final, Great Speech
  • Author: Keith D. Miller
  • ISBN: 9781617031083
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr Minister, Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid s until his death by assassination in . Martin Luther King Jr Biography NobelPrize Martin Luther King, Jr January , April , was born Michael Luther King, Jr but later had his name changed to Martin His grandfather began the family s long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from to his father has served from then I Have a Dream Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech American Rhetoric Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream delivered August , at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C Video Purchase Off Site audio mp of Address BBC iWonder Did Martin Luther King achieve his life s Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King was the son of a Baptist minister, Martin Senior, and a schoolteacher, Alberta Williams King King grew up in the African American business district of Martin Luther King, Jr Quotes BrainyQuote Martin Luther King, Jr Education , Character , Intelligence , Goal I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial U.S National Park Service Located in downtown Washington, D.C the memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr s legacy and the struggle for freedom, equality, and justice Located along Independence Ave SW near the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument Help care for the memorial and share the story Martin Luther King s Last Speech I ve Been To The Two experts of Martin Luther King s last speech He delivered it on April , , at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee The next day, King was assassinated. Major King Events Chronology Martin Luther King The King family Martin Luther King, Sr Daddy King , Alberta Williams King, Willie Christine King, Martin Luther King, Jr and Alfred Daniel Williams King known as A D King moves from Auburn Avenue to Boulevard in Atlanta.

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