"Changing the Face of the Enemy": Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Beloved Community

Gary M. Simpson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2008

Issue: The Enemy (Vol. 28, No 1, Winter, 2008)

Martin Luther King, Jr., begins with Jesus’ command to love the enemy and moves to an understanding that in the “beloved community” God is “changing the face of the enemy.” In that beloved community, where all are brought together in a way that changes all, true freedom is found.

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