King also states that he is “compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my (his) home town. Like Paul, I must constantly respond to the Macedonian call for aid” (p. 3). King’s reference to Paul (a notable biblical figure who sought to spread the gospel of Christ) allows for readers to see that there are reasonable and justifiable means behind Dr. King’s actions/argument. King then states that “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality” (p. 4) giving a sense that he is in some way related (spiritually) to his readers, therefore we (as readers) should lend open ears and open minds to what King is arguing. Throughout his letter, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. attempts to draw an emotional connection with readers.
King speaks almost as a "holy" advisor because of the fact that he is a minister. King uses text in his essay that is mostly biblical. For example, he writes, "Just as the prophets of the eighth century B.C. left their villages and carried their "thus saith the Lord" far beyond the boundaries of their home towns, and just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco-Roman world, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town." Which means that King is trying to get freedom from everywhere not just this one town that he wants national recognition for what he doing and trying to change the way the world sees segregation between blacks and whites and wants freedom King uses two types of pathos, the straight emotional content but then later on used pathos as a
Exegesis of Pastoral Letter 2 Timothy 2:1-7 Introduction This essay will provide an evidence based scholarly and critical interpretation of the text written in 2 Timothy 2:1-7. The purpose will be to show the original author's intentions for writing the text by exploring a number of vital considerations. Paul is writing from a prison cell to a young man named Timothy. Neronian persecution was spreading throughout the empire and Heresy was also spreading through out the Church. Background and Theme - The main theme of Chapter 2 is a call for Timothy to be faithful to Christ and the gospel to the point of suffering.
On April 12, 1963, a group of white Birmingham clergymen wrote a letter to Martin Luther King Jr., who, at the time, was imprisoned in the Birmingham jail for breaking a court injunction requiring him to discontinue the civil rights protests. While supporting the civil rights movement, the letter emphasized the clergymen’s wish that the movement take place within the government and without public protests on the streets of Birmingham. King believed that the clergymen’s position in the letter, requesting that the demonstrations on the street not take place, lacked justice. Their desire to avoid a public demonstration failed to acknowledge the unjust conditions under which the African American community was forced to protest. King then responded openly with a letter that he addressed to the clergymen, but it was also directed to the entire world.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is an example of a rhetorical text that is centered on ethos. King Jr.’s letter is a response to “Public Statement by Eight Alabama Clergymen,” which was written about the civil rights protests that King Jr. had led in Birmingham, Alabama, causing him to be in jail. In his letter, King Jr. addresses the concerns that the clergymen had about his motives and intentions in Birmingham. A rhetorical analysis of “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” shows that through his use of effective logic, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has a way of re-creating the ethos that was taken away from him in “Public Statement by Eight Alabama Clergymen”. Specifically, the arguments that King Jr. uses to defend his untimeliness, his willingness to break laws, and his extreme actions are appropriate for the audience and help him build credibility, which ideally will move his audience to action.
A more compelling reason for his visit, however, was the pervasive racial oppression in Birmingham. King compared himself to the Apostle Paul, who carried the message of the gospel farther than any other early Christian missionary. When he claimed he must respond to the Macedonian call for aid, King made reference to the New Testament scripture in Acts, where Paul is summoned in a vision to “come over into Macedonia, and help us” (Acts 16:9). King knew that he could
He mentions how he persecuted God’s church. He tells the Galatians that he was deeply committed to the Jewish faith, and zealous of their traditions. But God, who controls physical birth as well as spiritual birth, called Paul to a spiritual awakening. God provided Paul with the opportunity to accept grace, and then called him to preach and teach among the non-Jewish population. Paul says that he did not wait for human confirmation of this calling.
Additionally, it will compare the sex trafficking trade as a current moral dilemma. “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound...” begins a song we all love to sing. John Newton a slave trader once lost now found, saved by God’s amazing grace. He turned his life around becoming a priest, where he met and encouraged William Wilberforce to pursue a career in politics influenced by his love for God and to see the captives set free. Along with a team of Quakers and Anglicans Wilberforce led them tirelessly through a struggle, long and challenging; their prize would be to see an end to the buying and selling of humans.
Centuries later the Negro community was still riddled by racial injustice and oppression. These contradictions to the original visions of the founding fathers were still very much in existence when Dr. King made his speech. A scholar who graduated and received a bachelor degree in sociology from Morehouse College, Martin Luther King’s speech, “I Have a Dream” was carefully crafted to encourage and motivate the predominantly Negro audience to take a stand for an equal democracy. “This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off… Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.” King’s tone when he delivered his speech was derived from the cadence and rhythms of a preacher. His speech consisted of various literary elements such as figurative language and repetitive phrases that painted a vivid mural in the mind of the listener: “My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
King knew that sometimes waiting makes things worse and by taking these inequality issues to the court, they would just have to wait even longer. King’s letter that was written in response to “A Call for Unity” states many reasons as to why waiting is not always the best way to get things done. In this article, the religious leaders say “a cause should be pressed in the courts and negotiations among local leaders, and not in the streets”, but King knew better than that. He said “we realized that we were the victims of a broken promise”. The white world had promised King and the black world that they would be united.