Martin Luther King: The Inconvenient Hero (Revised)  -     By: Vincent Harding
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Martin Luther King: The Inconvenient Hero (Revised)

Orbis Books / 2007 / Paperback

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Forty years after Dr. King's death his message remains as radical and relevant as ever.

"A clear, well-researched, and ground-breaking text. Harding unites the objectivity of a scientific investigation with an empathy for justice, and marshals a compelling argument for a re-articulation of the heroic dimensions of Martin Luther King, Jr." -Dwight N. Hopkins

In these eloquent essays, noted scholar and activist Vincent Harding reflects on the forgotten legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message for today. While many prefer to embrace the "safer" message of King's stirring "I Have a Dream" speech, Harding writes passionately of King's later years, when his message and witness became more radical and challenging to the status quo at every level. The widening of King's message and tactics reflected an expansion of his critique of American injustice and his solidarity with the oppressed. It was this vision, in 1968, that brought him to Memphis, where he paid the final price for his prophetic witness. It is that "inconvenient hero" who speaks so urgently to the challenges of our time.

Vincent Harding has taught religion and social transformation at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Recipient of numerous awards and grants, he has lectured world-wide and served as senior academic advisor to the award-winning public television series, "Eyes on the Prize." He is author of There Is a River and Hope and History.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 172
Vendor: Orbis Books
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 1570757364
ISBN-13: 9781570757365
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In these eloquent essays that reflect upon King's legacy over the past two decades and the meaning of his life today, a portrait emerges of a man constantly evolving and going deeper into the roots of violence and injustice--a man whose challenge remains as timely and necessary as ever.

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