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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In six years of graduate study at Crozer and Boston, King never identified racism
as a theological or philosophical problem or mentioned whether he recognized it
in the student body and faculty. His academic success and popularity as a ...
It is foolish to deny the cogency of King's theology merely because it is not framed
in the customary forms of academic theologians. He did not develop his theology
in the classroom, teaching graduate students, or in professional theological ...
theology was very important in providing him with the intellectual resources to
express the universality of his faith in published writings and public addresses to
white Americans. King thought of himself as a liberal, philosophical theologian
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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
A Dream or a Nightmare?
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