Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: The definitive biography of Martin Luther King Jr. In this monumental account of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., professor and historian David Garrow traces King’s evolution from young pastor who spearheaded the 1955–56 bus boycott of Montgomery, Alabama, to inspirational leader of America’s civil rights movement. Based on extensive research and more than seven hundred interviews, with subjects including Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson, and Coretta Scott King, Garrow paints a multidimensional portrait of a charismatic figure driven by his strong moral obligation to lead—and of the toll this calling took on his life. Bearing the Cross provides a penetrating account of King’s spiritual development and his crucial role at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, whose protest campaigns in Birmingham and Selma, Alabama, led to enactment of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965. This comprehensive yet intimate study reveals the deep sense of mission King felt to serve as an unrelenting crusader against prejudice, inequality, and violence, and his willingness to sacrifice his own life on behalf of his beliefs. Written more than twenty-five years ago, Bearing the Cross remains an unparalleled examination of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the civil rights movement.
Bearing the Cross provides a penetrating account of King’s spiritual development and his crucial role at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, whose protest campaigns in Birmingham and Selma, Alabama, led to enactment of the ...
Author: David J. Garrow
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Maxwell S. Leung
Category: Chinese Americans
Born into poverty in Hammond, Indiana, not much was expected from Irvin Acie Cross. But with much hard work and dedication, he put together one of the most incredible life stories imaginable. After being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1961 out of Northwestern University, Cross went on to have a nine-year career in the NFL, appearing in two Pro Bowls. After retiring, he joined the Eagles as a coach, and did so until 1971 when a rare opportunity came along. With his player career over and without any experience, Cross hired by CBS sports as an analyst and commentator, becoming the first African American to work full-time as a sports analyst on national television. He then joined NFL Today in 1975 with Brent Musburger, former Miss America Phyllis George, and sports bookie Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder, and the show would go on to win thirteen Emmy Awards that first year. Throughout his life, Irv Cross has shown off his signature smile. With his strong spiritual belief, he has accomplished more than most people could ever dream of. His hard work and dedication have led him on a storied journey, and in 2009 we was awarded the Pete Rozelle Radio and TV Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Bearing the Cross is Irv at his finest. From childhood to retirement, he shares an incredible life; the friends he’s made, the people he’s helped, and the lives he’s changed. With the help from longtime journalist Clifton Brown, Bearing the Cross will not only give you an inside look into this incredible man, but teach you the life lessons that have warmed his life.
His hard work and dedication have led him on a storied journey, and in 2009 we was awarded the Pete Rozelle Radio and TV Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Bearing the Cross is Irv at his finest.
Author: Irv Cross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
Three meticulously researched works—including Pulitzer Prize winner Bearing the Cross—spanning the life of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. This collection from professor and historian David J. Garrow provides a multidimensional and fascinating portrait of Martin Luther King Jr., and his mission to upend deeply entrenched prejudices in society, and enact legal change that would achieve equality for African Americans one hundred years after their emancipation from slavery. Bearing the Cross traces King’s evolution from the young pastor who spearheaded the 1955–56 bus boycott in Montgomery to the inspirational leader of America’s civil rights movement, focusing on King’s crucial role at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Garrow captures King’s charisma, his moral obligation to lead a nonviolent crusade against racism and inequality—and the toll this calling took on his life. Garrow delves deeper into one of the civil rights movement’s most decisive moments in Protest at Selma. These demonstrations led to the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 that, along with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, remains a key aspect of King’s legacy. Garrow analyzes King’s political strategy and understanding of how media coverage—especially reports of white violence against peaceful African American protestors—elicited sympathy for the cause. King’s fierce determination to overturn the status quo of racial relations antagonized FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr. follows Hoover’s personal obsession to destroy the civil rights leader. In an unprecedented abuse of governmental power, Hoover led one of the most invasive surveillance operations in American history, desperately trying to mar King’s image. As a collection, these utterly engrossing books are a key to understanding King’s inner life, his public persona, and his legacy, and are a testament to his impact in forcing America to confront intolerance and bigotry at a critical time in the nation’s history.
Three meticulously researched works—including Pulitzer Prize winner Bearing the Cross—spanning the life of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. This collection from professor and historian David J. Garrow provides a multidimensional ...
Author: David J. Garrow
Publisher: Open Road Media
Sometimes the cross we bear is our brother or sister in Christ.
Brothers and sisters, there will always be offenses within the church, there will
always be the need to bear the cross among the brethren. This is so because we
are all sinners. Forgiven sinners, heaven bound sinners, but weak and sinful ...
Author: Mike Mazzalongo
Publisher: BibleTalk Books
Author: Damon Douglas Hickey
A timely book, written by a pastor's wife, who has taken up the challenge to give a voice to other pastor's wives that are struggling through some of the difficulties inherent in supporting their husbands who have been called to pastor a church, and to lead God's people from the wilderness to the promised land. In her book, the author not only highlights the crosses that pastor's wives must bear, but she also provides hope to the pastor's wife by providing recommendations on how to bear these crosses without compromising their relationship with their husbands, their relationship with God and His people, and their relationship with themselves. This is a book that every pastor's wife should read, and keep in their library or pass along to other pastor's wives as a source of daily encouragement and support. Mrs. Deloise C. Thorne is a native of Peachland, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and received her Doctorate in Counseling and Christian Education from Trinity School of Religion in Hinesville, Georgia. She retired after 30 years of Federal Government service currently substitutes as a teacher for the Liberty County Board of Education in Hinesville, Georgia. She faithfully serves the First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of her husband, Pastor Sinclair L. Thorne, as a Sunday school teacher, teacher for Youth Evangelism Explosion, Coordinator for the Tutoring program, choir member, Missionary Ministry instructor and Program Coordinator, and President of the Minister's Spouse's Ministry. She also currently serves as the Youth Director for the Ludowici District, Tattnall Baptist Association in Southern Georgia, the Secretary and the Coordinator for the Women of Excellence, First District of the Georgia Missionary Baptist Convention, and the Dean of the Tattnall Baptist Association, Congress of Christian Education.
Must Have Good Characteristics to Bear le Cross 64 gested Guidelines for
Pastor's Wives 69 Commandments of a Pastor's Wife 75 v You Can Bear the
Cross in Dealing dth Criticism? 82 uld a Pastor's Wife Work in the Church? 85
Author: Deloise C. Thorne
Publisher: Xulon Press
Historian Glenn Eskew describes the changing face of Birmingham's civil rights campaign, from the politics of accommodation practiced by the city's black bourgeoisie in the 1950s to local pastor Fred L. Shuttlesworth's groundbreaking use of nonviolent direct action to challenge segregation during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Maps, notes, bibliography, index. 25 illustrations.
"Working Papers," box 32, file 4, SCLC Papers; Garrow, Bearing The Cross, pp.
90-91, 97; Walker, "SCLC," pp. 33-34. 15. Garrow, Bearing The Cross, pp. 71-72,
91; Fairclongh, To Redeem the Soul, p. 45; Lomax, The Negro Revolt, pp.
Author: Glenn T. Eskew
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Bearing the Cross . John 19. 16 . Mat . 27. 31 . And they took Jesus , and led him
away . And after that they had mocked him , they took off the purple from him ,
and put his Mark 15. 20 . own clothes on him , and led him out to crucify him .
Author: Walter Farquhar Hook
(1) Bearing the Cross In Matthew 16:24 the Lord Jesus said, “If anyone desires to
come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” The
cross is not merely a suffering; it is primarily a killing. It kills and terminates the ...
Author: Witness Lee
Publisher: Living Stream Ministry
Men can paint Christ bearing the Cross to Calvary , but not Christ bearing the
sins of many . We may describe the nails piercing His sacred flesh , but who can
describe eternal justice piercing flesh and spirit ? We may describe the soldier's ...
Author: David THOMPSON (Author of “The Bleeding Heart, ” etc.)
Recognized as a masterly commentary when it first appeared, Frederick Dale Brunerbs study of Matthew is now available as a greatly revised and expanded two-volume work -- the result of seven years of careful refinement, enrichment, and updating. Through this commentary, crafted especially for teachers, pastors, and Bible students, Bruner aims bto help Godbs people love what Matthewbs Gospel says.b Brunerbs work is at once broadly historical and deeply theological. It is historical in drawing extensively on great church teachers through the centuries and on the classical Christian creeds and confessions. It is theological in that it unpacks the doctrines in each passage, chapter, and section of the Gospel. Consciously attempting to bridge past and present, Bruner asks both what Matthewbs Gospel "said" to its first hearers and what it "says" to readers today. As a result, his commentary is profoundly relevant to contemporary congregations and to those who guide them. Brunerbs commentary is replete with lively, verse-by-verse discussion of Matthewbs text. While each chapter expounds a specific topic or doctrine, the bookbs format consists of a vivid, original translation of the text followed by faithful exegesis and critical analysis, a survey of historical commentary on the text, and current applications of the text or theme under study. In this revision Bruner continues to draw on the best in modern scholarship -- including recent work by W. D. Davies and Dale C. Allison Jr., by Ulrich Luz, and by many others -- adding new voices to the reading of Matthew. At the same time he cites the classic commentaries of Chrysostom, Jerome, Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Bengel, and the rest,who, like Bruner himself, were not simply doctrinal teachers but also careful exegetes of Scripture. Such breadth and depth of learning assure that Brunerbs "Matthew" will remain, as a reviewer for "Interpretation" wrote, bthe most dog-eared commentary on the shelf.b Volume 2 of Brunerbs commentary is called "The Churchbook" because Bruner sees Matthew 13-28 as concerned primarily with the life of the church and discipleship. Continuing his Volume 1 "Christbook" exposition, Bruner shows here how the focus of Matthew shifts, from Jesus teaching about "who he is" to teaching mainly about "what his church is." Brunerbs "Churchbook" commentary divides the second half of Matthew according to its major ecclesiological themes: the churchbs faith (chapters 13-17), the churchbs love (18-20), the churchbs history (21-23), the churchbs hope (24-25), and the churchbs passion (26-28). Eminently readable, rich in biblical insight, and ecumenical in tone, Brunerbs two-volume commentary on Matthew now stands among the best in the field.
The More Passive Interpretation of Cross-bearing The majority Catholic
understanding of cross-bearing can be summarized by Augustine, Serm. 46(96):
4:409: “What is, 'Let him take up his cross'? Let him bear whatever trouble he has;
so let ...
Author: Frederick Dale Bruner
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Men can paint the cursed tree , but not the curse of the law that made it fo : Men
can paint Christ bearing the cross to Calvary , but not Christ bearing the fins of
many . We may describe the nails piercing his sacred flesh , but who can
Author: John MACLAURIN (Minister of the North West Church, Glasgow.)
This book outline various order of symbolism referred to the cross hidden in the Holy Bible. And it is for this reason why this book is presented to help others to understand the true nature of the revelation of the Power of the Cross.
But fortheseed of Judahto uphold the power of the cross, Solomon and Queen of
Sheba were to meet tofulfill this ... as Haile Selassie 1st come defending the Faith
ofthe cross, who symbol istheLion of Judah bearing the cross over his shoulder ...
Author: Alfredo Johnson
A beautiful painted window , belonging to the thirteenth century , in the Cathedral
of Bourges , has a representation of Isaac bearing on his shoulders the wood that
was to be used in his facrifice , arranged in the form of a Cross ; the Hebrews ...
Author: John Ashton
Category: Cross and crosses
This is a sequel to Richard Viladesau's well-received study, The Beauty of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Catacombs to the Eve of the Renaissance. It continues his project of presenting theological history by using art as both an independent religious or theological "text" and as a means of understanding the cultural context for academic theology. Viladesau argues that art and symbolism function as alternative strands of theological expression sometimes parallel to, sometimes interwoven with, and sometimes in tension with formal theological reflection on the meaning of crucifixion and its role in salvation history. This book examines the two great revolutionary movements that gave birth to the modern West: the Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation. This period was eventful for both theology and art, and thus particularly fruitful for Viladesau's project. Using individual works of art, over sixty of which are reproduced in this book, to epitomize particular artistic and theological models, he explores the contours of each paradigm through the works of representative theologians as well as liturgical, poetic, artistic, and musical sources. To name a few examples, the theologies of Savonarola, Luther, Calvin, and the Council of Trent, are examined in correlation to the new situation of art in the era of Fra Angelico, Leonardo, Michelangelo, D?rer, Cranach, and the Mannerists. In this book, Viladesau continues to deepen our understanding of the foremost symbol of Christianity.
The cross is made from newly hewn wood, still bearing the bark of the tree. At the
foot of the cross is a lamb bearing a red banner with a white cross on it, the
illustration of John's word, “Behold the Lamb of God. ...” To the left, John the
Author: Richard Viladesau
Publisher: Oxford University Press
From assassinations to student riots, this is “a splendidly evocative account of a historic year—a year of tumult, of trauma, and of tragedy” (Arthur Schlesinger Jr.). In the United States, the 1960s were a period of unprecedented change and upheaval—but the year 1968 in particular stands out as a dramatic turning point. Americans witnessed the Tet offensive in Vietnam; the shocking assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy; and the chaos at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. At the same time, a young generation was questioning authority like never before—and popular culture, especially music, was being revolutionized. Largely based on unpublished interviews and documents—including in-depth conversations with Eugene McCarthy and Bob Dylan, among many others, and the late Theodore White’s archives, to which the author had sole access—1968 in America is a fascinating social history, and the definitive study of a year when nothing could be taken for granted. “Kaiser aims to convey not only what happened during the period but what it felt like at the time. Affecting touches bring back powerful memories, including strong accounts of the impact of the Tet offensive and of the frenzy aroused by Bobby Kennedy’s race for the presidency.” —The New York Times Book Review
Garrow, Bearing the Cross, 598. 46. New York Times, 3/3/68. 47. Report of the
National Commission on Civil Disorders (New York: Bantam Books, 1968), 483.
48. New York Times Magazine, 3/31/68. 49. Wall Street Journal, 3/8/68, 4/8/68.
Author: Charles Kaiser
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
What are the theological implications of today's multicultural world? What does cultural plurality mean for the life and mission of the church? George Hunsberger finds the answers to these and other questions in the missionary theology of Lesslie Newbigin which he brings into clear view in Bearing the Witness of the Spirit.n
What would be involved, he asks, in a "genuinely missionary encounter between
the gospel and this modern Western culture?" For an answer he draws from his
basic understanding of "the issues raised by the cross-cultural communication of
Author: George R. Hunsberger
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the thought of Ignacio Ellacuría, the Jesuit philosopher-theologian martyred for his work on behalf of Latin America's oppressed peoples. While serving as president of the Jesuit-run University of Central America in the midst of El Salvador's brutal civil war, Ellacuría was also a prolific writer. His advocacy on behalf of the country's persecuted majority provoked the enmity of the Salvadoran political establishment. On November 16, 1989, members of the Salvadoran military entered the university's campus and murdered Ellacuría, along with five other Jesuit priests and two women. Kevin F. Burke, SJ, shows why Ellacuría is significant not only as a martyr but also as a theologian. Ellacuría effectively integrated philosophy, history, anthropology, and sociopolitical analysis into his theological reflections on salvation, spirituality, and the church to create an original contribution to liberation theology. Ellacuría's writings directly address one of the most vexing issues in theology today: can theologians account for the demands arising from both the particularity of their various social-historical situations and also the universal claims of Christian revelation? Burke explains how Ellacuría bases theology in a philosophy of historical reality—the "ground beneath the cross"—and interprets the suffering of "the crucified peoples" in the light of Jesus' crucifixion. Ellacuría thus inserts the theological realities of salvation and transcendence squarely within the course of human events, and he connects these to the Christian mandate to "take the crucified peoples down from their crosses." Placing Ellacuría's thought in the context of historical trends within the Roman Catholic Church, particularly Vatican II and the rise of liberation theology in Latin America, Burke argues that Ellacuría makes a distinctive contribution to contemporary Catholic theology.
For that reason it may involve literally bearing the cross.25 Utopia and
Propheticism. Several months before he was assassinated, Ellacuria wrote his
final theological essay, "Utopia and Propheticism from Latin America: A Concrete
Essay in ...
Author: Kevin F. Burke, SJ
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Jesus is led to Calvary , bearing the Cross on which he is to be immolated .
FIRST POINT . Let us now enter into the interior of our soul , and behold with the
eyes of faith the adorable Victim of our sins waiting in humble silence and the