King Came Preaching: The Pulpit Power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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InterVarsity Press, May 21, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 223 pages
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We know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a social activist who changed America. But King's beginnings were as a preacher, and he preached with power throughout his life. In light of this, it is all the more remarkable that few have focused on his "pulpit power," which reflected his religious commitments and shaped the civil rights movement that he led. Dr. Mervyn A. Warren offers us a journey into King's preaching in this homiletical biography exploring his sermons, use of language, delivery and more. In these pages we have a remarkable opportunity to gain new insight into all of King's life and work, includiing access to four of Dr. King's previously unpublished sermons. Now in paper, this book will be an invaluable resource to students and pastors alike who wish to emulate the power of King's preaching and the dedication of his faith. "A tremendous contribution to the growing body of King scholarship." Dr. Lewis Baldwin, professor of religious studies, Vanderbilt University

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This hagiographic biography was initiated as a PhD disertation by it's author. There are factual errors and the editor did not earn his wages as the grammatical and spelling errors are piled on. The ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Dr. Mervyn A. Warren is provost and senior vice president at Oakwood University. A graduate of Oakwood, he attended the seminary of Andrews University (M.A. and M.Div.). His Ph.D. is from Michigan State University, and he also has a D.Min. from Vanderbilt Divinity School. Dr. Warren is also the author of God Made Known and Black Preaching, Truth and Soul.

Taylor is Pastor Emeritus, The Concord Baptist Church of Christ, Brooklyn, NY

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