Man the Sinner



Dr. King quotes Reinhold Niebuhr’s “The Nature and Destiny of Man.”

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Man the Sinner
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[Page 1] [Underlined: Man the sinner] "The fact that modern man has been able to preserve such a good opinion of himself, despite all the obvious refutations of his optimism, particularly in his own history, leads to the conclusion that there is a very stubborn source of resistance in men to the acceptance of the most [MS: illegible] and irrefutable evidence about his moral [Page 2] qualities... The final sin of man, said Luther truly, is his unwillingness to concede that he is a sinner." NDM, I, 121.
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