3 Reasons Why Martin Luther King Jr. May Be America’s Most Outstanding Theologian

Karl Barth and Martin Luther King Jr - 20th Century Theology's Most Important Theologians?
Karl Barth and Martin Luther King Jr – 20th Century Theology’s Two Most Important Theologians? Image Source: kbarth.org.

Martin Luther King Jr’s name doesn’t seem to come up much in scholarly theological conversation these days, and that’s too bad. He is frequently discussed as an important figure in history, an inspiring civil rights leader, even as an amazing Christian pastor and preacher…. but theologian?

Yes! In Risks of Faith, James Cone offers three reasons why MLK should be nominated as a candidate for “America’s Most Outstanding Theologian.” Stand back Jonathan Edwards!  Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Martin Luther King Jr. May Be America’s Most Outstanding Theologian