Donald Woods Winnicott (1896-1971)
- Man and his Symbols (PDF text). Chapter 1. Approaching the unconscious (mp3 sound). 1. Identify in Jung thought on dreams and the unconscious, what may be relevant for an understanding of the human subject, personal suffering, artistic expression, religious inspiration and theological reflection. (0-40 min.)
- Carl Jung – BBC: In Our Time.
- Sea of faith.
- La Sabiduria de los Sueños.
- 11 videos
- Alan Watts: A Critique of Carl Jung.
- Soul Keeper (movie)
- A dangerous method. (movie)
- The Shadow Effect: Debbie Ford
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)
- A Defense of Humility. Text – Sound. 11:21.
- A Defense of Baby Worship. Text – Sound. 08:24.
- The Little Birds Who Won’t Sing. Text – Sound. 09:02.
- A Defense of Detective Stories. Text. – Sound. 09:07.
- A Fairy Tale. Text – Sound. 10:32
- K. Chesterton Introduces Rudyard Kipling – Canada.
- G.K. Chesterton – Why I am a Catholic.
Chesterton’s Selected Works – Text only
- The Critic
- The Detective
- The Distributist
- The Essayist
- The Historian
- The Philosopher
- The Poet
- The Theologian
- First read Edgar Allan Poe’s A descent into the maelstrom (Text) and at the same time listen de the Video Part 1 – Part 2. (30 min). A few parts of the text are not read in the video: when you observe this, just stop the video, read the text not included then restart the video when it again coincides with the text.
- Then see Marshall McLuhan uses of Poe’s “Descent into the Maelstrom” as a metaphor from which he observes and tries to understand our situation of being trapped in the whirlpool of the technologies of communication that surround us.
- Story summaries.
- Alone (2 min)
- Bells (4 min). Sung by Phil Ochs.
- The oval portrait: Text – Audio – Video (8 min)
- The Black Cat: Text – Audio. (10 min)
- The Raven.
- The Tell Tale Heart.
- Masque of the Red Death. Read with print, Read only, Movie.
Annabel Lee. (3 min.)
- A Dream Within A Dream. (2 min)The Fall of the House of Usher.
- A descent into the maelstrom – See exercise
- The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe.
- , Wikipedia, YouTube,
- Kyoto Prize, Commemorative lecture, Construction of a Social Philosophy to Pursue the Coexistence of Diverse Cultures, Message, Interview.
- Books, Bibliography,
- Belief again,
- An Authentic Modernity, Overcoming Epistemology,
- Two Conceptions of Language: Hobbes versus Herder.
- Sentimentality or Honesty?
- Resources for study, Key Concepts,
Converse using academic concepts and criteria to evaluate the religious, intellectual and historical context that influenced upon the development of Martin Luther King´s mission and message as a Christian minister.
1. Historical context: abolition of slavery and the civil rights movement in the US
Background information that offers an understanding of the historical context in which the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr. emerged.
- United States and the Civil War – 1861 to 1865. Video (4:04 min).
- Civil War Turning Point – 1863. Video (3:08 min).
- Abraham Lincoln. Video (3:48 min).
- The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863. Video (2 min). Text.
- 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1865) Text.
- Lincoln’s Most Pivotal Speech. Video (3:02)
- After the Emancipation. Video (3.30 min).
- The Failure of Reconstruction. Video (2:35 min).
2, Religious and Intellectual Formation
African-American religious roots and European-American intellectual traditions that influenced the development of King´s thought.
- Videos: Mini biography (5 min.). Dr. King speaks for himself (9 min.)
- Text Martin Luther King, Jr., and the African-American Social Gospel.Chronology of early formation
- 1929 – Born January 15.
- 1944 – April. Represents his school at the statewide oratory contest on the theme of The Negro and the Constitution. 15 years old.
- 1944 – 1948 King studied and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Morehouse College in Atlanta. 15 – 19 years old.
- 1948 – Ordained at his father’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. 19 years old.
- 1948 – 1951. Received his Bachelor of Divinity degree from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. 19 – 22 years old.
- 1951 – 1955. Received his doctorate in Systematic Theology from the Boston University School of Theology. 22 – 26 years old.
- 1954 – King accepts a call as pastor to the Dexter Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. He and his wife Coretta agree that their greatest service could be rendered in their native South. 25 years old.
- Stanford University. Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Wikipedia.
3. Montgomery bus boycott– 1955-56
The civil rights movement caught national and international attention, when the black community organized a yearlong bus boycott after a black woman was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white man in a segregated bus. It is in relation to this context that Martin Luther King Jr. emerged as a minister and civil rights leader.
- Rosa Parks videos: 1) Civil rights Pioneer. (1:55) 2) Legacy. (3:03)
- Mass Meeting speech. Read speech and listen (5 min). Dic. 1955. See attached image on how to activate the sound file.
- The Montgomery Story Comic Book.
- Bus Boycott 1955-56. Detailed background.
4. Letter from Jail, Birmingham, 1963
On the 12th of April 1963, a week after organized demonstrations commenced, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for violating Alabama’s law against mass public protests. The day of his arrest, eight Birmingham clergy members wrote a criticism of the campaign that was published in the Birmingham News, calling its direct action strategy “unwise and untimely” and appealing “to both our white and Negro citizenry to observe the principles of law and order and common sense”.
- Brief background.
- Statement by Alabama Clergymen. (0:00 – 4:00 min. of the video)
- King’s letter. See the corresponding YouTube Video (4:04 – 57 min.)
5, From Washington to Oslo, 1963 – 64
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – Aug 28, 1963.
More than 200,000 demonstrators took part in the March which was successful in pressuring the administration of John F. Kennedy to initiate a strong federal civil rights bill in Congress.
Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Friday, November 22, 1963.
Nobel Peace Prize – Oslo, Norway, Dec. 1964.
In 1959 the Quakers (American Friends Service Committee) arranged for King and his wife to visit India. In 1963, the Quakers gained permission from King to publish and distribute 50,000 copies of his letter from Birmingham City Jail. That same year, the Quakers nominated King for the Nobel Peace Prize, an honor the international Friends organization had received in 1947.
Assassination of Malcolm X. February 21, 1965.
6. Position on Vietnam. New York City – April 4, 1967.
Less than two weeks after leading his first Vietnam demonstration, King made his best known and most comprehensive statement against the war. Within the context of religious objection to war, King spoke to over 3,000 people at Riverside Church. He pointed out that the war effort was ‘‘taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem. King linked his anti-war and civil rights work in speeches throughout the country, where he described the three problems he saw plaguing the nation: racism, poverty, and the war in Vietnam.
7. The three Evils of our Society, Chicago – Aug. 8, 1967.
Eight months before his assassination, the National Conference for New Politics (NCNP) featured Martin Luther King, Jr. as the keynote speaker. Around 3,000 people, from hundreds of organizations with leftist ideologies, attended the conference. The goal was to unify political activists of all races who believed in civil rights and opposed the war in Vietnam. President Lyndon B. Johnson felt so threatened by the conference, he instructed the FBI to attempt to track the attendants’ movements and prevent any long-term plans of the NCNP. See the attached text.
8. Last Speech, Church of God in Memphis, Tennessee. April 3, 1968
Delivered on, during an evening rally at the in Memphis,. He had returned south to lead a peaceful march for sanitation workers. In the following text put attention upon the spiritual imagery, concepts, criteria and attitude that animates Martin Luther King´s speech.
9. Assassination and Funeral-April 4, 1968
- Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.. Video, part 1 (8 min), Video, part 2 (15 min)
- Funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King. Video (3 min)
- Mahalia Jackson sang his favorite hymn: Take My Hand, Precious Lord: Video & lyrics.
- James Earl Ray and MLK? Questions? Video (8 min).
- MLK Speech Winner. Video (7 min).
Assassinationof Robert F.Kennedy. Chicago. June 6, 1968.
- Canadian Encyclopedia, Canadian Biography, Wikipedia
- The Educated Imagination CBC: Audio, PDF.
- YouTube: Interview, Approach, Structure, Great Code.
- Northrop Frye Centre.
- Canadian Imagination, Anatomy of Criticism (Wikipedia), Theory of Archetypes, Fables of Identity, Creation and Recreation, The Bush Garden, The Double Vision,