The Life and Theology of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Lewis Brogdon
Dr. Lewis Brogdon is the Visiting Professor of Preaching and Black Church Studies. He brings over twenty-six years of ministry and twelve years in higher education experience at institutions such as Simmons College of Kentucky, Bluefield College, Claflin University, and Louisville Seminary. He has published books on topics such as slavery in the Bible, nihilism in Black America, black preaching, and the prosperity movement and taught many courses in the field of African American Religion. Brogdon works with many nationally recognized African American religious leaders and educators and is qualified to teach this exciting new course.
“Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of America’s great religious leaders and my favorite theologian. The thing I respect most about King is that he did more than write about theology. He lived it. King had a theological vision that undergirded his work, not in the classroom or in academic meetings, but work in the streets, in jails, churches, in front of TV cameras, and in rooms where meetings were held that resulted in new laws and policies. King showed the world, and its churches, that theology can undergird a social movement that changes the world. As I study his life, I often find myself asking, “What would it mean for seminaries to produce leaders who learn to use theology to take up work that changes the world?” I study and teach on King to answer this challenging question and hope you will join me for this exciting journey.”