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Washington and Lee University    
 
    
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalog
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POV 243 - Martin Luther King Jr.: Poverty, Justice, and Love


(PHIL 243) FDR: HU
Credits: 3

This course offers students the opportunity to examine the ethics and theology that informed the public arguments about poverty made by one of the 20th century's most important social justice theorists and activists, Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the competing views of his contemporaries, critics, forebears, and heirs. The course asks the following questions, among others: How do justice and love relate to one another and to poverty reduction? What role should religion play in public discussions and policies about poverty and justice? Are the dignity and the beloved community King championed the proper goal of anti-poverty efforts? Pickett.




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