"Letter from Birmingham Jail": From World to Word

Earl Schwartz

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 12/10/2018

Issue: Letters from Prison (Vol. 38, No 4, Fall, 2018)

One of the most famous twentieth-century letters from prison was that of Martin Luther King Jr. This article surveys the background and genesis of his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and reflects on its thematic connections to the Pauline prison epistles and how the world becomes word.

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