We Will Get to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Communal-political Spirituality

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Pilgrim Press, 2006 - Political Science - 224 pages
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This book explores the entire scope of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s spirituality: its roots, formation, growth, nature, character, and dynamics as well as its political aspects, which were shaped by his experience and influences. The author contends that understanding King's multifaceted spirituality will enable the faithful to build the Beloved Community, which he equates to the Promised Land.

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This book by Dr. Lee is a fine book about the spirituality of Dr. King and how it had an effect on his work in civil rights movement. Not a biography, nor an exposition of his theology, Lee shows the ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Hak Joon Lee is professor of theology and ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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