Extremist for Love: Martin Luther King Jr., Man of Ideas and Nonviolent Social Action

Extremist for Love: Martin Luther King Jr., Man of Ideas and Nonviolent Social Action

Language: English

Pages: 250

ISBN: 1451470207

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In an era where people are often sorted into the categories of 'thinker' and 'doer', Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stands out - a rare mix of the deeply profound thinker and intellect who put the fruit of that reflection into the service of direct social action.

In this helpful telling of King's life, Dr. Rufus Burrow knits together the story of King's family, his intellectual journey, and his experience of the pervasive racism of America in that era in a way that highlights the onnections between King's thought and his actions.

The result is a renewed understanding of the roots of King's actions and a fresh appreciation for how intellectual activity can impact our world in surprisingly direct ways.

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