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The Ebenezer Gospel

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/9780195111323.003.0009
The Ebenezer Gospel

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Martin Luther King served Ebenezer Baptist Church as its “co-pastor” for eight years and three months, less less than 100 months in total. He did not preach at Ebenezer every Sunday, but he spoke there often enough to establish what Paul would have called “my gospel,” an evolving interpretation of God's will for Ebenezer and the world. The Ebenezer Gospel is what King had to say to his people over the course of his 100-month pastorate. It is significant to gather the fragments of this gospel into a whole because he carried a modified version of it into world history.

Keywords: Ebenezer Baptist Church; co-pastor; Ebenezer Gospel; gospel; Paul

Chapter.  9565 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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