The classic collection of Dr. King's sermons that fuse his Christian teachings with his radical ideas of love and nonviolence as a means to combat hate and oppression.
As Martin Luther King, Jr., prepared for the Birmingham campaign in early 1963, he drafted the final sermons for Strength to Love, a volume of his most well known homilies. King had begun working on the sermons during a fortnight in jail in July 1962. While behind bars, he spent uninterrupted time preparing the drafts for works such as ''Loving Your Enemies'' and ''Shattered Dreams,'' and he continued to edit the volume after his release. Strength to Love includes these classic sermons selected by Dr. King. Collectively they present King's fusion of Christian teachings and social consciousness and promote his prescient vision of love as a social and political force for change.
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About the Author
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1929-1968), architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of the greatest orators in US history. The author of several books, including StrideToward Freedom, Where Do We Go from Here, The Trumpet of Conscience, and Why We Can't Wait, King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the 1981 Edition, Coretta Scott King
A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart
On Being a Good Neighbor
Love in Action
Loving Your Enemies
A Knock at Midnight
The Man Who Was a Fool
The Death of Evil upon the Seashore
How Should a Christian View Communism?
Our God Is Able
Antidotes for Fear
The Answer to a Perplexing Question
Paul’s Letter to American Christians
Pilgrimage to Nonviolence