Cosmic Companionship: The Place of God in the Moral Reasoning of Martin Luther King, Jr

Journal of Religious Ethics 18 (2):1 - 14 (1990)
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The concept of God was a central element in the moral reasoning of Martin Luther King, Jr. Originally shaped by his black religious heritage and developed further in his doctoral studies, the concept of God, his nature and his attributes frequently appeared as themes during King's leadership of the Civil Rights Movement. This essay examines the place of the concept of God in King's thought, concentrating on the last period of his life, when King took some of his most radical stands on social issues. This examination focuses on four elements in King's understanding of God: God as moral, God as powerful and able, God as loving, and fellowship with God in the struggle for justice as "cosmic companionship.".
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