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In the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Social Gospel of Faye Wattleton and Marian Wright Edelman
Gender and the Social Gospel (2003)
  • Michael Blackwell, University of Northern Iowa
Abstract
The social thought and action of Martin Luther King Jr. was paradigmatic of what the social gospel really is, or out to be, in the contemporary world. King credited his early reading of the social gospel theologian Walter Rauschenbusch, along with Mahatma Gandhi's ethic of nonviolence, as a strong influence in the development of his social views. In recent decades, King's legacy has been embodied and expanded in the lives and work of Faye Wattleton and Marian Wright Edelman, whose careers have focused upon the rights and well-being of women and children. Before examining these personalities, however, it is important to redefine and re-vision what the social gospel is.
Publication Date
2003
Editor
Wendy J. Deichmann Edwards and Carolyn DeSwarte Gifford
Publisher
University of Illinois Press
ISBN
0252070976
Citation Information
Michael Blackwell. "In the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Social Gospel of Faye Wattleton and Marian Wright Edelman" Champaign, ILGender and the Social Gospel (2003) p. 217 - 229
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael-blackwell/1/