Contemporary Civil Rights Movement And Early Christianity

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King draws an implicit comparison between the contemporary civil rights movement and early Christianity in this section. In the past, the church would disturb those in power, standing firm against imprisonment and intimidation with the conviction that they were obeying the will of God. However, the contemporary church no longer speaks for justice. In fact, the modern civil rights movement has more in common with the early church than the modern church does. Where the modern church is now a lukewarm thermometer, the civil rights movement has become a thermostat capable of “transform[ing] the mores of society.”
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