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Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Image of God

Richard W. Wills


The main concern of this book is to offer a comprehensive analysis of Martin Luther King’s appeal for civil rights by providing an explication of how he understood imago Dei in contrast to theological thinkers dating from as early as the 5th century. From his position as mediating theologian, Martin Luther King drew at least three major conclusions from his explication of imago Dei that ultimately formed the basis of his appeal and the core of this book’s reconsideration of his theology. His first theological conclusion is strikingly similar to that of his early black church and abolitionist p ... More

Keywords: image of God, anthropology, civil rights, justice, beloved community, abolitionist, theologian, church, sociopolitical

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195308990
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308990.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard W. Wills, author
Virginia Commonwealth University

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