Martin and Malcolm and America: A Dream Or a Nightmare
Cone contrasts the ideological visions of these two leaders during the civil rights movement, including how each man saw the future of blacks in America -- "I have a dream" versus "I see a nightmare" -- and how each man viewed the influence of white society on black culture -- from "we must love our white brothers" to "white man's heaven is a black man's hell." He finds surprising similarities, especially over a long period of time, when both King and X developed their philosophies from initial thoughts to full-fledged ideals.
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THE IMPACT OF KING'S FAITH AND THEOLOGY UPON HIS DREAM Martin
King's dream was defined by two movements of American Protestant Christianity.
These two movements— the black church and white, Protestant liberalism—
A separate faith emerged among black Christians in the United States because
they believed that the God of the Exodus, the prophets, and Jesus did not
condone the mistreatment they received from whites. They believed that the God
of the ...
While King's emphases on the themes of justice, love, and hope shifted
throughout his ministry, with one achieving dominance at a given time, the cross,
in contrast, remained constant as the center of his faith, always defining his
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I was very disappointed by this book. As this is considered a classic, I expected a better argument from Cone. However, I cannot in any agree with his thesis that these two leaders generally came ... Read full review
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