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In the Mirror of the Bible

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/9780195111323.003.0008
In the Mirror of the Bible

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From the start of 1955, King's leadership of the Movement was a precise act of interpretation executed in the reflection of the Bible's imagery, stories, and characters: the morning star of freedom reflected the darkness of a normal Southern city. Baptist and Methodist Rotarians were tagged and assumed the role of “the pharaohs of the South.” A festive parade of a thousand supporters along a state highway represented the Exodus from Egypt. Blood-stained Negros enacted the mystery of unmerited pain. All of this was presided over by the black Moses who was willing to do anything for his people.

Keywords: Bible; Rotarians; festive parade; black Moses; Exodus

Chapter.  10575 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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