Martin Luther King

King was one of the first American thinkers to reckon with the forces that we now call globalization. A Christian minister, King understood these forces to be the unfolding of God’s plan for humanity.


After studying these texts, students should be able to

  • Explain the meaning of King’s title
  • List the three aspects of King’s “Triple Revolution”
  • Discuss the challenges posed by these revolutions
  • Explain the meaning of this quote:

    Through our scientific and technological genius, we have made of this world a neighborhood and yet we have not had the ethical commitment to make of it a brotherhood.

  • Explain what King means by “the myth of time”
  • Explain the point King makes by re-telling the story of Dives and Lazarus



I will play this in class, so it won’t be on the quiz.

  • Excerpt from “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life,” A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., New York: Warner Books, 2000. [Available in GA View]

In-Class Quiz

  • Martin Luther King