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martin luther king jr, theological, humanity, christian, eschatology

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


When and if one hears the name Martin Luther King Jr. at a confessional Christian school like Concordia Seminary, it is often only in passing. The most well-known leader of the African-American civil rights movement is treated much like a roadside monument to a rare geological anomaly: something worth pointing out on the way to somewhere else, worth looking at and reading a paragraph or two about, but hardly a destination for contemplation in and of itself. In addition to the casual manner with which his presence is noted along the highway of theological dialogue, most references to the man are usually made with little more insight than the speaker gleaned from a high school American history course.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars