The Power Of Unearned Suffering

The Power of Unearned Suffering
Publisher Lexington Books
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Category Religion
Total Pages 250
ISBN 9781498537339
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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This book explores the roots and relevance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s approach to black suffering. King’s conviction that “unearned suffering is redemptive” reflects a nearly 250-year-old tradition in the black church going back to the earliest Negro spirituals. From the bellies of slave ships, the foot of the lynching tree, and the back of segregated buses, black Christians have always maintained the hope that God could “make a way out of no way” and somehow bring good from the evils inflicted on them. As a product of the black church tradition, King inherited this widespread belief, developed it using Protestant liberal concepts, and deployed it throughout the Civil Rights Movement of the 50’s and 60’s as a central pillar of the whole non-violent movement. Recently, critics have maintained that King’s doctrine of redemptive suffering creates a martyr mentality which makes victims passive in the face of their suffering; this book argues against that critique. King’s concept offers real answers to important challenges, and it offers practical hope and guidance for how beleaguered black citizens can faithfully engage their suffering today.

The Power of Unearned Suffering
  • Author : Mika Edmondson
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2016-12-09

This book explores the roots and relevance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s approach to black suffering. King’s conviction that “unearned suffering is redemptive” reflects a nearly 250-year-old tradition in the black church going back to the earliest Negro spirituals. From the bellies of slave ships, the foot of

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994

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  • Publisher : William Morrow & Company
  • Release Date : 1994

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  • Release Date : 1972

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  • Author : Pope John Paul II
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992

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  • Author : Rita Nakashima Brock,Rebecca Ann Parker
  • Publisher : Beacon Press (MA)
  • Release Date : 2001

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  • Author : R. B. Thieme
  • Publisher : R.B. Thieme Bible Ministries
  • Release Date : 1987

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  • Author : Allan Aubrey Boesak
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12

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  • Author : Ira G. Zepp
  • Publisher : Carlson Pub
  • Release Date : 1989

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  • Author : Emmett Carl Burns
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1965

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  • Release Date : 1981-05

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  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04

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