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Lewis V. Baldwin

Lewis V. Baldwin is emeritus professor of religious studies at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. His works include, from Fortress Press, There Is a Balm in Gilead: The Cultural Roots of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1991); To Make the Wounded Whole: The Cultural Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1992); and Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (2010).

Book List

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Release date: 
November 1, 2018

MLK and the Practice of Spirituality

The scholarship on Martin Luther King Jr. is seriously lacking in terms of richly nuanced and revelatory treatments of ...

Release date: 
May 1, 2016

What was Martin Luther King Jr. really like? In this groundbreaking volume, Lewis V. Baldwin answers this question by focusing on the man himself. Drawing on the testimonies of friends, family, and closest associates, this volume adds much-needed biographical background to the discussion, as Baldwin looks beyond all of the mythic, messianic, and iconic images to treat King in terms of his fundamental and vivid humanness.

Release date: 
September 15, 2010
Watch Lewis Baldwin discuss his new book, Never to Leave Us Alone Find more videos like this on Fortress Forum Based on years of original...
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January 1, 1992
To Make the Wounded Whole describes how King's black messianic vision propelled him into fateful encounters with other black leaders, the war in Vietnam,...
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February 1, 1991
The sources of Martin Luther King, Jr.,'s phenomenal and prophetic impact on life in America and beyond have never been adequately understood. In this...