In the first quote,”I have the honor of serving as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization operating in every Southern state, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.” He uses words “serving” and “ president.” The word “serving” is important because it shows how he is humble and it makes a connection to the clergymen. Clergymen serve in the Christian church and Dr. King is explaining to them that he too serves the church just in a different way. This is also a way for Dr. King to call them out for not helping their black brothers in Christ. Dr. King makes his audience feel as if they should be doing more as they are intended to do. He uses the word “president” which shows his position which helps him be looked up to.
Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s role in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States cannot be understated. However, what appears to be commonly understated is religions role in the movement. Even when it comes to Dr. King, many people forget that his full title would be Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior. In addition to being a Civil Rights leader he was a Baptist preacher. Due to his religious background he brought his theology into the Civil Rights Movement.
Although Whitman would agree with Winthrop that within a community there is a unifying force created by the individuals, he would argue that Winthrop’s imaginings of having a community modeled after god is not adequate because it will result in unfairness. “A Model of Christian Charity” establishes a representation of a community working together, rather than, working by themselves. With the help of each other and by following God’s will, the community shall be successful and harmonious. It is essential to note the importance of a relationship between man and god as god stands as the one true source of authority in this community. Winthrop explains the importance of loving God.
and Malcolm X both strived for unity because of their deep connection with religion. Both men used their religious beliefs as a moral compass to guide them through such adverse times. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister while Malcolm X was Sunni Muslim. Malcolm X was a follower of the Black Muslim faith, which decreed all white people as the enemy, until his pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca. His hajj renewed his outlook on not only race, but every aspect of life.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a very historical character. “We cannot walk alone.” (www.goodreads.com) Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. King was an inspiration even when he was younger to help his community. For example, he was a minister and pastor in many churches because of his belief in God, he fought against racial prejudice, and became a sharecropper family in a poor farming community. King quoted “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” (http://parade.com/) As inspiration in our life we can learn how to help one another instead of learning based on race.
(npr.org) He took advantage of the timing of segregation and told the people what they wanted to hear in hopes of when it came time to vote for the presidency they would vote for him. Both martin Luther king jr. and George Wallace were credible in their own right. They were both highly respected men in their communities. Both had very large groups of people following them as part of their political party, people believed in them and believed what they said. King’s was creditable because he was a black man fighting for black and equal rights.
Not all leadership styles are the same, especially when supporting different messages. A perfect example would be Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, as both were great leaders of the Civil Rights Movement but both supported different ideas, and with different ways of supporting those ideas. In his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963, Dr King had a very optimistic and inspirational tone. He used things like imagery to support the idea of reaching racial equality through integration instead of segregation. Dr. King grew up living in a very loving and stable home.
Agyen, I enjoyed reading your discussion post and found your take on the Reformers to be informative and well thought out. I thought Calvin was the most committed to living a biblical life but do disagree that Luther was not committed to biblical Christianity. I feel that he was committed but in ways that weren’t as bold as Calvin. Luther seemed to have less hesitation on making his ideas become reality in his time. Our text states, “Luther is flamboyant, vivid, impulsive, immensely readable, frequently exaggerating his true position or contradicting what he said elsewhere in order to put over a point forcefully” (Strauss & Cropsey, 1987, p. 319).
Mark Brittain is a devout Christian, who has strong, self-righteous ideas about religion and abortion. Steve Ellerby, on the other hand, is the son of a preacher, but he questions blind faith in god like Brittain. Ellerby and this father agree on their own definition of religion in which they feel secure.
Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy both had a way of getting the society 's attention by using a certain emotion. Each Kennedy and King used pathos and logos. King was raised around around a baptist church that gave him that powerful voice and emotion. King 's use of pathos in “I have a dream” speech is impeccable. King did such a good job of making the people feel apart of what he was talking about and it motivated them.