New Book by CTS Professor Rufus Burrow, Jr.

One of the nation’s preeminent scholars on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Indiana Professor of Christian Thought and Professor of Theological Social Ethics Rufus Burrow, Jr. has authored a new book that explores the convergence of Dr. King’s thoughts, ethics and philosophies with his role in leading one of the greatest social movements of the 20th century. Extremist for Love: Martin Luther King, Jr., Man of Ideas and Nonviolent Social Action is available at the CTS Bookstore.

Since the foundations of the Christian Church, Biblical scholars have debated the balance of faith and thought against social action and “works.” Dr. Burrow’s comprehensive research delivers an account that sheds light on the genesis of King’s ideas, deeply rooted in the black Baptist church and culture. Moving beyond ideas and ideals, the text shows how King skillfully and powerfully transformed intellectual thoughts into actions that altered the course of American history.

Scholars and theologians have acclaimed the meticulous research and scholarship that distinguishes Extremist for Love as a landmark text for King scholars and social ethicists.











The book can be purchased at Fortress Press here

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