Transformed Noncomformist

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Abstract

Dr. King delivered this sermon in November 1957 while serving as the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. In the sermon, Dr. King discusses the Christian dilemma of being "a citizen of two worlds: the world of time and the world of eternity." He situates the experience of black people in America within this dichotomy, and asserts that Christians must not conform to the world of mass opinion when it lacks Christian virtue, but must assume nonconformity. In closing, he addresses the congregation stating "Who this afternoon will go away with the determination not to be a slave to the crowd and not to bow to the desires of the mob."

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