Chapter

Surrounded

Richard Lischer

in The Preacher King

Published in print March 1997 | ISBN: 9780195111323
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853298 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111323.003.0001
Surrounded

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In his “Autobiography of Religious Development,” written as an assignment at Crozer Seminary, the twenty-one-year-old M. L. King described his religious environment as a “universe,” a socially constructed world that molded his identity and outlook in life in general. The moral and physical focus of that universe was the sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church located in Atlanta where his father presided from the pulpit and the son had been baptized. He wrote, “The church has always been a second home for me.” “As far back as I can remember I was in church every Sunday.”

Keywords: identity; Crozer Seminary; universe; Ebenezer Baptist Church; Atlanta

Chapter.  9907 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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