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What He Received: Units of Tradition

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/9780195111323.003.0004
What He Received: Units of Tradition

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In the early 1950s, the young King started preaching one of the borrowed, general outlines around which he made a sermon entitled “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life.” Under a wide array of titles, he preached the sermon as a college student, pastor, civil rights leader, and an anti-war activist. He preached it in small black Baptist churches, in New England meeting houses, Saint John the Divine in New York, San Francisco's Grace Cathedral, among others. Never did he acknowledge his source in Episcopal bishop Phillips Brooks 19th-century book, “The Symmetry of Life.”

Keywords: college student; pastor; civil rights leader; anti-war activist; Phillips Brooks; The Symmetry of Life

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Subjects: Christianity

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