DM258/358.15 Martin Luther King Jr in the Quest of the Beloved Community
GradDip : Specialised Unit
MDiv : Specialised Unit
MTS : Missiology
An examination of the background, life and legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. There is a focus on “Beloved community”, by which King expressed his dream of God’s coming realm as a global model for mission.
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Outline the background and major events of Martin Luther King Jr’s life.
- Evaluate King’s contribution within the United States and worldwide.
- Articulate the place of nonviolence and reconciliation as practices of Christian faith.
- Especially Level 3: Outline the relevance of King’s life for Christians today.
[Unit offered alternatively as CH258/358.15]
* = set texts recommended for purchase:
Carson, Clayborne and Kris Shepard (eds). A call to conscience: The landmark speeches of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Grand Central, 2002. CD-ROM also available
Carson, Clayborne and Peter Holloran (eds). A knock at midnight: Inspiration from the great sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr. London: Abacus, 1999. CD-ROM also available
Clayborne, Carson (ed.). The autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. London: Abacus, 2000
*Washington, James M. A testament of hope: The essential writings and speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: HarperOne, 1986