Martin Luther King: The Nobel Prize for Peace

Martin Luther King Jr. referencing the Bible in his Nobel Lecture
several months after receiving the Nobel Prize for Peace on October 14, 1964 at 35—at that time, the youngest peace prize winner ever.

“The Bible tells the thrilling story of how Moses stood in Pharaoh’s court centuries ago and cried, ‘Let my people go.’

Throughout his lecture, Martin Luther King Jr. referenced the Bible numerous times including references to passages in Genesis, Exodus, Hebrews, 1st John and the Psalms. He concluded with these words:

“In a dark confused world the kingdom of God may yet reign in the hearts of men!”

Martin Luther King Jr.—engaging with the Bible!

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