Martin Luther King, Jr., begins with Jesus’ command to love the enemy and moves to an understanding that in the “beloved community” God is “changing the face of the enemy.” In that beloved community, where all are brought together in a way that changes all, true freedom is found.
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Simpson, Gary M. “‘Changing the Face of the Enemy’: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Beloved Community.” Word & World 28, no. 1 (2008): 57–65.
Simpson, Gary M., ""Changing the Face of the Enemy": Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Beloved Community" (2008). Faculty Publications. 201.