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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upcoming events

CTS Alumni Board is sponsoring an Alumni and Friends Night at Victory Field. Students are invited to attend and bring a guest. 35 tickets are available. Please contact Jeffrey Bower directly at 317.270.8542 or bower_jeffrey@yahoo.com if you would like to attend.

The Desmond Tutu Center is co-sponsoring this event. Tickets are free, but you must register.

The Desmond Tutu Center presents Sonita:  A young Afghani refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music after her family tries to sell her into a marriage.

Dr. Rob Saler and Jessica Mesman Griffith discuss Gender & Theology. More info to come.

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