Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Theological Influences

Martin Luther King Jr's Theological InfluencesApril 3, 2013 – Hour 1

We honor the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death (April 4th, 1968) one day early. We discuss two of the major influences on King’s theology, Howard Thurman and Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Our guests are Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton, Senior Pastor at the Open Church in Baltimore and Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics at the Perkins School of Theology in Dallas Texas, and Dr. Edward Kaplan, Kaiserman Professor of Humanities at Brandeis University and author of Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America 1940-1972.