The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word That Moved America

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Index
Abemathy, Ralph David, 116, 119, 132, 156, 173, 188, 218, 250, 253-54, 268
as a speaker, 255-57
Africa, 22, 38, 56, 84, 120, 203-4, 212, 216, 223, 238, 266, 290n.
and American Christianity, 274-75n.
African-American church, 16, 74, 214, 245, 266
architecture, 16-17, 273n. See also Ebenezer Baptist Church
failures of, 238
mission of, 229, 277n.
urban, 21
African-American preaching tradition, 38, 102-5, 114-15, 122-23, 135-40, 165, 174-76, 215-16, 226-28, 254, 294-95n.
as folk preaching, 114-15, 277n., 290-91n.
Allegory, 7, 199, 202, 205-8, 214, 311n. See also Biblical interpretation, African‐ American; Typology
Allen, Richard, 32-34, 36, 54, 95, 155, 211, 214, 217
Alter, Robert, 149
Apocalypticism in African-American religion, 29, 32, 215-17, 312n.
in King's sermons, 235-36
Aristotle, 10, 38-39, 51, 70, 122, 163-64, 192-93
Arnold, Matthew, 149
Asante, Molefi Kete, 309n.
Augustine, 41, 155, 168
On Christian Doctrine, 41
Baker, Ella, 197
Baldwin, James, 73, 142
Barbour, J. Pius, 6, 52, 67-71, 83, 104, 113, 148, 269, 302n.
influence on King, 69-71
preaching method, 69-71, 202
sermons, 68-69
Barnard, John, 117
Barth, Karl, 55, 313n.
Beecher, Henry Ward, 54, 57, 64
Bellah, Robert, 179
Beloved Community, 20, 61, 180, 215, 234
Bennett, Lerone, 164
Best Sermons,66, 76, 105, 110, 217
Bevel, James, 94, 247, 251, 254-55, 268
Bible in King's oratory, 148-51. See also Style
Biblical interpretation, 198-200
Exodus as key, 210-13, 225. See also Exodus
as historical criticism, 198-200, 204
love as key, 213-15
Biblical interpretation, African-American, 174, 200-205, 215-19. See also Allegory; Typology
Biblical interpretation as performance, 182, 197-98, 217-20, 313n. See also African‐ American preaching tradition; Call and response
Blackwood, Andrew, 65
Blyden, Edward W., 32, 216
Bond, Julian, 230
Borders, William Holmes, 6,48-50, 55
influence on King, 48
preaching style, 49
Boston Personalism, 7, 57-60, 165, 176. See also Personality

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  • The Preacher King - Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word That Moved America *
  • Preface *
  • Acknowledgments *
  • Contents *
  • Prologue *
  • I- Preparation *
  • 1- Surrounded *
  • 2- Apprenticed to the Word *
  • 3- Dexter Avenue and "The Daybreak of Freedom" *
  • II- Performance *
  • 4- What He Received *
  • 5- The Strategies of Style *
  • 6- From Identification to Rage *
  • 7- The Masks of Character *
  • III- Theology and beyond *
  • 8- In the Mirror of the Bible *
  • 9- The Ebenezer Gospel *
  • 10- Bearing "The Gospel of Freedom" *
  • Epilogue *
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • Index *
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