The Crucified


From Kelly Brown Douglas’ Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God: “[Martin Luther] King in fact believed that Jesus’ liberating ministry, and certainly his crucifixion and resurrection, challenged all Christians to identify with the crucified classes of people in their own contexts and to protest any form of injustice. This was clear when King said in his first public address, delivered at the beginning of the Montgomery bus boycott, “We are not wrong in what we are doing…. If we are wrong, God Almighty is wrong. If we are wrong, Jesus of Nazareth was merely a utopian dreamer that never came down to earth. If we are wrong, justice is a lie.”


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