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Martin Luther King's biblical epic : his final, great speech

Author: Keith D Miller
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2012.
Series: Race, rhetoric, and media series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his final speech "I've Been to the Mountaintop", Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his support of African American garbage workers on strike in Memphis. Although some consider this oration King's finest, it is mainly known for its concluding two minutes.
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Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith D Miller
ISBN: 9781617031083 1617031089 9781617031090 1617031097
OCLC Number: 708762485
Description: xiii, 245 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. And then I got into Memphis --
I left Atlanta: King's religious rhetoric --
A certain man fell among thieves: King and the parable of the good Samaritan --
I'm delighted to see each of you here tonight: pentecostalism and Mason Temple --
Across the Red Sea: the exodus continues --
Fire on the streets and in the bones: King revives Hebrew prophecy --
If I do not stop, what will happen to them? King's rhetoric of the body --
Mine eyes have seen the glory: Julia Ward Howe, the bible, and Memphis --
If I had merely sneezed, I would have died: King's biblical interpretation --
App. A. Text of "I've Been to the Mountaintop" --
App. B. The parable of the good Samaritan, as told in Luke 10:25-37 --
App. C. The Murray/Buttrick intertext --
App. D. The Luccock/Buttrick intertext --
App. E. The Buttrick/King intertext --
App. F. The Murray/Buttrick/King intertext --
App. G. The Luccock/Buttrick/King intertext --
App. H. Liberal Protestant commonplaces in "I've been to the mountaintop" --
App. I. Parallels for segments of "I've been to the mountaintop."
Series Title: Race, rhetoric, and media series.
Responsibility: Keith D. Miller.

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Even though King cited and explicated the Bible in hundreds of speeches and sermons, Martin Luther King's Biblical Epic is the first book to analyze his approach to the Bible and its importance to  Read more...

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