Beacon Press recently published two new titles to the King Legacy series, a partnership between Beacon Press and the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that further cement King as a crusader for justice and peace:
“In a Single Garment of Destiny”: A Global Vision of Justice While many people know Dr. King for his civil rights work in America, less is known about his work as an advocate for global human rights.
“In a Single Garment of Destiny” collects King’s original documents and writings on topics including human liberation, global racism, colonialism, international poverty, world peace, and interfaith relations—some of which will be new to readers—to provide a greater understanding and appreciation of King’s contributions to the shaping of the modern, globalized world. The book’s editor, preeminent King scholar Dr. Lewis V. Baldwin, writes that “King’s image as an international figure and thinker is best understood through the full range of his oral and written sources.”
A Gift of Love: Sermons from Strength to Love and Other Preachings.
This new collection includes some of Dr. King’s greatest sermons, originally preached while he was a minister at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and Ebenezer Baptist. These sermons showcase King’s gift for infusing messages of social consciousness and activism with Christian teachings and the religious passion he cultivated as a pastor. In the sermon, “Loving Your Enemies,” King says, “He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.”