Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King Jr.  -     By: Lewis Baldwin

Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Based on years of original resarch, Never to Leave Us Alone is the first book-length treatment of the prayer life of the famed religious and civil rights leader. Drawing on personal prayers that King recited as a seminarian and graduate student, preacher, pastor, and then civil right leader, award-winning historian Lewis Baldwin explains how King turned to both private prayer and meditation for his own spiritual fulfillment, and to public prayer as part of his sermonic discourse, as an aspect of his pastoral care, and as a way of moving, inspiring, and reaffirming people in the context of a crusade for equal rights, social justice and peace.
In the end, Baldwin argues, King's prayer life and reflections offer important keys not only to King the man but also to our own cultivation of core human values.

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Title: Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King Jr.
By: Lewis Baldwin
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
Weight: 9 ounces
ISBN: 0800697448
ISBN-13: 9780800697440
Stock No: WW697440

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Based on years of original research, Never to Leave Us Alone is the first book-length treatment of the prayer life of the famed religious and civil rights leader. Drawing on personal prayers that King recited as a seminarian and graduate student, preacher, pastor, and then civil rights leader, award-winning historian Lewis Baldwin explains how King turned to both private prayer and meditation for his own spiritual fulfillment, and to public prayer as part of his sermonic discourse, as an aspect of his pastoral care, and as a way of moving, inspiring, and reaffirming people in the context of a crusade for equal rights, social justice, and peace.

In the end, Baldwin argues, King's prayer life and reflections offer important keys not only to King the man but also to our own cultivation of core human values. The book includes photographs.

Author Bio

Lewis V. Baldwin is emeritus professor of religious studies at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. His works include, from Fortress Press, There Is a Balm in Gilead: The Cultural Roots of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1991); To Make the Wounded Whole: The Cultural Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1992); and Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (2010).

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Lewis V. Baldwin is Professor of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University. An expert on black-church traditions, he is author of There Is a Balm in Gilead: The Cultural Roots of Martin Luther King, Jr.; To Make the Wounded Whole: The Cultural Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., both from Fortress Press; and Toward the Beloved Community; Martin Luther King, Jr. and South Africa.

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