<i>Doing God’s Will: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Life of Purpose</i> by Larry L. Macon Sr. (A Book Review)


Weronika Kurasz's review of Larry L. Macon Senior's Doing God’s Will: Martin Luther King Jr. and a Life of Purpose. Saint Paul Press, 2019.


Martin Luther King; theology; Black Church; Baptist Church; activism; social change; African Traditional Religions

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Published : 2021-09-30

KuraszW. (2021). <i>Doing God’s Will: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Life of Purpose</i&gt; by Larry L. Macon Sr. (A Book Review). Review of International American Studies, 14(1), 239-249. https://doi.org/10.31261/rias.12464

Weronika Kurasz  weronika.kurasz12@gmail.com

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