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Volume 1: Called to Serve, January 1929-June 1951


Clayborne Carson, Ralph Luker, and Penny A. Russell, eds., Volume I: Called to Serve, January 1929-June 1951 (Berkeley: University of California Press,1992).

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology of Events: June 1929-June 1951

Part I: The Early Years

13 June 1937
To Martin Luther King, Sr.
1 April 1939
In Memoriam
18 January 1940
To Martin Luther King, Sr.
24 January 1940
To Martin Luther King, Sr.
20 June 1940
To Alberta Williams King
23 June 1940
To Martin Luther King, Sr.
April 1944
"The Negro and the Constitution"
11 June 1944
To Alberta Williams King
15 June 1944
To Martin Luther King, Sr.
18 June 1944
To Alberta Williams King
5 August 1944
To Alberta Williams King
30 August 1944
To Alberta Williams King

Part II: The Morehouse Years

6 August 1946
"Kick Up Dust," Letter to the Editor, Atlanta Constitution
September 1946-January 1947
"The Purpose of Education"
January-February 1947
"The Purpose of Education"
27 October 1947
To Crozer Theological Seminary
29 October 1947
From Charles E. Batten
25 September 1946-31 January 1948
"Ritual"
February 1948
Application for Admission to Crozer Theological Seminary
4 February 1948
Certification of Minister's License for Martin Luther King, Jr.
18 February 1948
From Charles E. Batten
25 February 1948
Lucius M. Tobin to Charles E. Batten
28 February 1948
Benjamin Elijah Mays to Charles E. Batten
5 March 1948
Martin Luther King, Sr., to Charles E. Batten
9 March 1948
Phoebe Burney to Charles E. Batten
12 March 1948
George D. Kelsey to Charles E. Batten
23 March 1948
Brailsford R. Brazeal to Charles E. Batten
23 March 1948
Charles E. Batten's Notes on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Academic Record at Morehouse College

Part III: The Crozer Years

October 1948
To Alberta Williams King
14 September-24 November 1948
"Light on the Old Testament from the Ancient Near East"
14 September-24 November 1948
"The Significant Contributions of Jeremiah to Religious Thought"
30 November 1948-16 February 1949
Notes on Sermon Theory
30 November 1948-16 February 1949
"The Ethics of Late Judaism as Evidenced in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs"
8 October 1949
William H. Gray, Jr., to Martin Luther King, Sr.
13 September-23 November 1949
"A Study of Mithraism"
13 September-23 November 1949
"What Experiences of Christians Living in the Early Christian Century led to the Christian Doctrines of the Divine Sonship of Jesus, the Virgin Birth, and the Bodily Resurrection"
13 September-23 November 1949
"The Place of Reason and Experience in Finding God"
13 September-23 November 1949
"The Sources of Fundamentalism and Liberalism Considered Historically and Psychologically"
13 September-23 November 1949
"Six Talks in Outline"
13 September-23 November 1949
"How to Use the Bible in Modern Theological Construction"
29 November 1949-15 February 1950
"The Humanity and Divinity of Jesus"
29 November 1949-15 February 1950
"A View of the Cross Possessing Biblical and Spiritual Justification"
29 November 1949-15 February 1950
"The Christian Pertinence of Eschatological Hope"
29 November 1949-15 February 1950
"How Modern Christians Should Think of Man"
29 November 1949-15 February 1950
Six Talks Based on Beliefs That Matter by William Adams Brown
29 November 1949-15 February 1950
Examination Answers, Christian Theology for Today
29 November 1949-15 February 1950
"The Influence of the Mystery Religions on Christianity"
28 April 1950
"The Chief Characteristics and Doctrines of Mahayana Buddhism"
20 July 1950
Statement on Behalf of Ernest Nichols, State v. Ernest Nichols, by W. Thomas McGann
13 September 1950
Crozer Theological Seminary Field Work Questionnaire
11 October 1950
From Charles E. Batten
30 October 1950
To Charles E. Batten
5 November 1950
To Hugh Watt
15 November 1950
Crozer Theological Seminary Placement Committee: Confidential Evaluation of Martin Luther King, Jr., by George W. Davis
17 November 1950
"An Appraisal of the Great Awakening"
21 November 1950
Crozer Theological Seminary Placement Committee: Confidential Evaluation of Martin Luther King, Jr., by Morton Scott Enslin
12 September-22 November 1950
Book Review of A Functional Approach to Religious Education by Ernest J. Chave
12 September-22 November 1950
Book Review of Personality, Its Study and Hygiene by Winifred V. Richmond
12 September-22 November 1950
"An Autobiography of Religious Development"
September-1 December 1950
Crozer Theological Seminary Field Work Department: Rating Sheet for Martin Luther King, Jr., by William E. Gardner
14 December 1950
Morton Scott Enslin to Chester M. Alter
15 December 1950
From Oliver Shaw Rankin
19 December 1950
"A Conception and Impression of Religion from Dr. W. K. Wright's Book Entitled A Student's Philosophy of Religion"
September-December 1950
Fragment of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Application to Boston University
1951
"Martin L. King," by Charles E. Batten
January 1951
To Sankey L. Blanton
4 February 1951
Crozer Theological Seminary Placement Committee: Confidential Evaluation of Martin Luther King, Jr., by Raymond J. Bean
9 February 1951
"The Origin of Religion in the Race"
23 February 1951
Crozer Theological Seminary Placement Committee: Confidential Evaluation of Martin Luther King, Jr., by Charles E. Batten
6 March 1951
Graduate Record Examination Scores for Martin Luther King, Jr.
28 March 1951
"A Conception and Impression of Religion Drawn from Dr. Brightman's Book Entitled A Philosophy of Religion"
27 April 1951
"Religion's Answer to the Problem of Evil"
20 February-4 May 1951
"War and Pacifism"
20 February-4 May 1951
Notes on American Capitalism
20 February-4 May 1951
"Jacques Maritain"
10 May 1951
Alberta Williams King to Charles E. Batten
1 June 1951
To Charles E. Batten
4 June 1951
From Charles E. Batten
4 June 1951
Charles E. Batten to Chester M. Alter
 

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