Jesus and the Disinherited

Jesus and the Disinherited


  • Release: 2012-01-31
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 124 page
  • ISBN: 9780807095331
GET EBOOK

In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Hatred does not empower--it decays. Only through self-love and love of one another can God's justice prevail. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Jesus and the Disinherited

Jesus and the Disinherited


  • Release: 1996
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 112 page
  • ISBN: 0807010294
GET EBOOK

In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the Gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. "Richly endowed. . . . It is the centerpiece of the black prophet-mystic's lifelong [work]."--Vincent Harding

Howard Thurman and the Disinherited

Howard Thurman and the Disinherited


  • Release: 2020-10-27
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 0802876773
GET EBOOK

Teacher. Minister. Theologian. Writer. Mystic. Activist. No single label can capture the multiplicity of Howard Thurman's life, but his influence is written all over the most significant aspects of the Civil Rights movement. In 1936, he visited Mahatma Gandhi in India and subsequently brought Gandhi's concept of nonviolent resistance across the globe to the United States. Later, through his book Jesus and the Disinherited, he foresaw a theology of American liberation based on the life of Jesus as a dispossessed Jew under Roman rule. Paul Harvey's biography of Thurman speaks to the manifold ways this mystic theologian and social activist sought to transform the world to better reflect "that which is God in us," despite growing up in the South during the ugliest years of Jim Crow. After founding one of the first intentionally interracial churches in the country--The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco--he shifted into a mentorship role with Martin Luther King Jr. and other Civil Rights leaders. He advised them to incorporate more inward seeking and rest into their activism, while also thinking of their struggle for racial equality in a more cosmopolitan, universalist manner. Few historical figures represent such diverse parts of the American religious tradition as Howard Thurman did. By telling the story of his religious lives, Paul Harvey gives the reader a window into many of the main currents of twentieth-century American religious expression.

Good News for the Disinherited

Good News for the Disinherited


  • Release: 1997
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 0761806083
GET EBOOK

This book examines the meaning of Jesus' humanity, his divinity, and the special significance of his teachings to the poor and the oppressed. The discussion of these issues is shaped around the theology of Howard Thurman (1900-1981), one of the greatest religious thinkers of his generation. It is the only such work which thoroughly defines Thurman's significance as an African American folk theologian who both adopts and transcends his religious heritage. Thurman is depicted as a 'folk theologian' who both perpetuates and transforms African American folk religion. The core of Thurman's theology revolves around his reinterpretation of the meaning of the concept of 'humanity' and 'divinity'. The search for a 'Black Christ', black messiah, has been a prominent feature of African American religious thought in the past two centuries. This book addresses Thurman's treatment of Jesus within the ebb-and-flow of the debates in this area. This is the first work devoted exclusively to the subject of Christology as the center of Thurman's theology.

The Disinherited

The Disinherited


  • Release: 2004
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 369 page
  • ISBN: 0374280754
GET EBOOK

Returning to his birthplace after nearly three decades in the United States to bury his estranged father, a man discovers that he has inherited a fortune that he promptly decides to give away to some needy Filipino, only to discover that his generosity co

Meditations of the Heart

Meditations of the Heart


  • Release: 2014-11-18
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 216 page
  • ISBN: 9780807010839
GET EBOOK

Meditations of the Heart is a beautiful collection of meditations and prayers by one of our greatest spiritual leaders. Howard Thurman, the great spiritualist and mystic, was renowned for the quiet beauty of his reflections on humanity and our relationship with God. This collection of fifty-four of his most well-known meditations features his thoughts on prayer, community, and the joys and rituals of life. Within this collection are words that sustain, elevate, and inspire. Thurman addresses those moments of trial and uncertainty and offers a message of hope and endurance for people of all faiths.

Christology and Whiteness

Christology and Whiteness


  • Release: 2012
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9780415699976
GET EBOOK

This book explores Christology through the lens of whiteness, addressing whiteness as a site of privilege and power within the specific context of Christology. It asks whether or not Jesus' life and work offers theological, religious and ethical resources that can address the question of contemporary forms of white privilege. The text seeks to encourage ways of thinking about whiteness theologically through the mission of Jesus. In this sense, white Christians are encouraged to reflect on how their whiteness is a site of tension in relation to their theological and religious framework. A distinguished team of contributors explore key topics including the Christology of domination, different images of Jesus and the question of identification with Jesus, and the Black Jesus in the inner city.

With Head and Heart

With Head and Heart


  • Release: 1981-10-14
  • Publisher: HMH
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9780547546780
GET EBOOK

“One of the great religious leaders of [the twentieth] century” tells his story of growing up under segregation and finding his calling as a minister (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Howard Thurman was a singular man—a minister, philosopher, and educator whose vitality and vision touched the lives of countless people of all races, faiths, and cultures. In his moving autobiography, Dr. Thurman tells of his lonely years growing up in a segregated town, where the nurturing black community and a profound interest in nature provided his deepest solace. That same young man would go on to become one of the great spiritual leaders of our time. Over the course of his extraordinary career, Thurman served as a dean of Rankin Chapel and professor of theology at Howard University; minister of the interdenominational Fellowship Church in San Francisco, of which he was a cofounder; dean of Marsh Chapel of Boston University; and honorary canon of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York. He was deeply engaged in work with the Howard Thurman Educational Trust until his death in 1981. This is Thurman’s story in his own inspiring words. “Inspiring . . . a tale of trial and triumph. It should be read by everyone.” —Vernon Jordan, president of the National Urban League “Now we can peer with delight into the soul of this master and grasp some of the sense of religious genius which has been the source of all that blessed teaching.” —Rabbi Joseph B. Glaser, former executive vice president, Central Conference of American Rabbis “The reader’s admiration for this educator and spiritual healer grows naturally as the story unfolds.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Thurman leads his readers . . . with an air of gracious ease and imperturbable dignity.” —Kirkus Reviews