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AGTS News: Martin Luther King, Jr. and William J. Seymour Leadership Forum




Dr. David Daniels III
Professor of Church History at McCormick Theological Seminary and First Vice Chairman of the Society for Pentecostal Studies



Dr. Cecil M. Robeck
Professor of Church History at Fuller Theological Seminary and Director of the David J. DuPlessis Center for Christian Spirituality


The King-Seymour Leadership Forum is an effort by the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary to use the spring of 2006 as a period of critical reflection on the relationship between the Pentecostal tradition and racial reconciliation. While early Azusa Street participants reflected that the “color line was washed away in the blood of Jesus Christ,” history would indicate that American Pentecostals have emerged largely along separate racial lines. The King-Seymour Leadership Forum will use the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and William J. Seymour as lenses through which to understand the religious and social aspects of the church’s moral leadership in society. These two significant 20th century African-American leaders provide the chance to acknowledge both the wasted opportunities and the unexplained potential of the Pentecostal tradition.  

Leadership Forum Schedule

Thursday, March 9–William J. Seymour Chapel

  • "Martin Luther King, Jr. and William J. Seymour: 20th Century Spiritual Leaders", presented by Dr. David Daniels III

Listen to this lecture. (Windows Media Player, 12.5 MB,Download Help)

  • "William J. Seymour" Model of Pentecostal Leadership", presented by Dr. Cecil M. Robeck

Listen to this lecture. (Windows Media Player, 13.9 MB,Download Help)

Friday, March 10 – Faculty Forum

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This event was made possible by a grant from the Louisville Institute, Louisville, Kentucky.

Updated: Monday, December 12, 2011 2:02 PM

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