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This class will explore and examine the theological and philosophical foundations of the life, work, and thought of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Attention will be given to King’s understanding of God, Christ, the Church and humanity and how the interplay of these conceptions informed his quest to critique, contest and transform North American civilization and the emerging global order. Students will be asked to probe into King’s identity as a minister of the gospel, explore his role and significance in the history of the Church, and examine his international theology and cultural legacy. In addition, students will be invited to discern the implications of King’s life and thought for contemporary ministry.
Theology, Ethics, Martin Luther King