Jesus and the Disinherited

Jesus and the Disinherited
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Author: Howard Thurman
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9780807095331
Release: 2012-01-31
Editor: Beacon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Howard Thurman
Pages: 112
ISBN: 0807010294
Release: 1996
Editor: Beacon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Good News for the Disinherited

Good News for the Disinherited
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Author: Alonzo Johnson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0761806083
Release: 1997
Editor: University Press of America

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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.

JESUS AND THE DISINHERITED

JESUS AND THE DISINHERITED
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Author: HOWARD THURMAN
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Release: 1949
Editor: Unknown

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JESUS AND THE DISINHERITED

JESUS AND THE DISINHERITED
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Author: HOWARD THURMAN
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Release: 1949
Editor: Unknown

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Meditations of the Heart

Meditations of the Heart
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Author: Howard Thurman
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780807010839
Release: 2014-11-18
Editor: Beacon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Hope of Glory

The Hope of Glory
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Author: Jon Meacham
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780593236673
Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Convergent Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham explores the seven last sayings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels, combining rich historical and theological insights to reflect on the true heart of the Christian story. For Jon Meacham, as for believers worldwide, the events of Good Friday and Easter reveal essential truths about Christianity. A former vestryman of Trinity Church Wall Street and St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Meacham delves into that intersection of faith and history in this meditation on the seven phrases Jesus spoke from the cross. Beginning with “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” and ending with “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit,” Meacham captures for the reader how these words epitomize Jesus’s message of love, not hate; grace, not rage; and, rather than vengeance, extraordinary mercy. For each saying, Meacham composes an essay on the origins of Christianity and how Jesus’s final words created a foundation for oral and written traditions that upended the very order of the world. Writing in a tone more intimate than any of his previous works, Jon Meacham returns us to the moment that transformed Jesus from a historical figure into the proclaimed Son of God, worshiped by billions.

Howard Thurman and the Disinherited

Howard Thurman and the Disinherited
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Author: Paul Harvey
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781467459648
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

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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.

With Head and Heart

With Head and Heart
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Author: Howard Thurman
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780547546780
Release: 1981-10-14
Editor: HMH

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“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

The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
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Author: James H. Cone
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781608330010
Release: 2011
Editor: Orbis Books

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A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and "black death," the cross symbolizes divine power and "black life" God overcoming the power of sin and death. For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era. In a work that spans social history, theology, and cultural studies, Cone explores the message of the spirituals and the power of the blues; the passion and of Emmet Till and the engaged vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.; he invokes the spirits of Billie Holliday and Langston Hughes, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ida B. Well, and the witness of black artists, writers, preachers, and fighters for justice. And he remembers the victims, especially the 5,000 who perished during the lynching period. Through their witness he contemplates the greatest challenge of any Christian theology to explain how life can be made meaningful in the face of death and injustice.

The Disinherited

The Disinherited
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Author: Han Ong
Pages: 369
ISBN: 0374280754
Release: 2004
Editor: Farrar Straus & Giroux

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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

Temptations of Jesus

Temptations of Jesus
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Author: Howard Thurman
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Release: 2021
Editor: Ravenio Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Here are five sermons preached in Marsh Chapel during the month of July, in the year of our Lord, 1962. They are a faithful transcription of the spoken word from tape recordings made for rebroadcasting to a radio audience in the evening of the Sunday on which each was delivered. The minimum of editing has been done in order that the clarity of expression might be maintained despite the change of the medium from the spoken to the written word. These are five sermons on certain dilemmas of Jesus, growing out of temptations which he faced. They are not five lectures. They are not five critical essays. They are five sermons, having as their fundamental purpose the illumination of the imagination, the stirring of the heart, and the challenge to live life meaningfully. We see the Master as he struggled to find a way which will be for him The Way in which he can walk in utter harmony with the Will of his Father and the purpose of life. This too is what we seek, and in his answer we may find precious clues for ourselves. He was tempted as all men are tempted and his example leaves the whole world in his debt. The publishing of this little book in a special, limited first edition, designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy of San Francisco, is the fulfillment of a long cherished dream which we have had for many years, since this artist-publisher began printing the annual Christmas and other special occasion cards which I have written for the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco, and later for Marsh Chapel in Boston. With customary grace, Eugene Exman, of Harper and Brothers, has granted me temporary release from my contract in order to make possible a unique Lawton Kennedy production. It so happens that this was the last sermon-series which I presented in Marsh Chapel, marking the end of a nine-year period of active responsibility for that part of the religious life of Boston University, as expressed in the preaching and ministry of Marsh Chapel, and the beginning of a two-year leave for an extended ministry in the service of the University, to other areas of the United States and countries abroad. The material presented here was later used as the basis of the Theme Devotional Addresses at the meeting of the 20th General Council of the United Church of Canada, including the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian denominations, held at the Metropolitan United Church, London, Ontario, September twelfth through the nineteenth. Significantly, the addresses delivered before this inspiring body marked the first major assignment in the wider ministry of the next two years. Howard Thurman Boston University September, 1962

Christology and Whiteness

Christology and Whiteness
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Author: George Yancy
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780415699976
Release: 2012
Editor: Routledge

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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.

The Search for Common Ground

The Search for Common Ground
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Author: Howard Thurman
Pages: 108
ISBN: 0913408948
Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Howard Thurman's book on community. In this book, Thurman calls us at once to affirm our own identity, but then to look behind that identity to that which we have in common with all life.

Footprints of a Dream

Footprints of a Dream
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Author: Howard Thurman
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9781606084519
Release: 2009-05-01
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers

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In a narrative that has urgent significance for every church congregation facing the racial dilemma of mid-twentieth century America, Howard Thurman tells the dramatic story of the founding of the first fully integrated church in the United States--the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco. Dr. Thurman, cofounder and long time minister, gives a complete and intimate picture of the beginnings of Fellowship Church, its early problems, experiments, and successful attainment of complete interracial unity. In simple, moving terms he describes the everyday events of church life--worship services, choir practice, church school, etc. - against the background of a multiracial congregation. Through his genius the reader experiences the anxious moments of forming new patterns of organization, the thrill of new and unexpected allies, of vistas opening into the future.

Howard Thurman

Howard Thurman
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Author: Gowler, David, B.,Jensen, Kipton, E.
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781608337491
Release: 2018-08-28
Editor: Orbis Books

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The Dream of God

The Dream of God
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Author: Verna J. Dozier
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781596280298
Release: 2006-01-01
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.

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A new way to cut out the noise of the world and focus on faith: “A small masterpiece.” —Marcus Borg The oversaturation of news and constant arguments about politics, biases, and differences has changed how we look at the world. So much focus is placed institutions and establishments, individual struggles and traumas, that we forget the things that really matter. When Verna Dozier found herself disillusioned by the world she was living in, she decided to go back to the basics, cut out the noise, and find the truth of her beliefs. What she discovered was a new way to look at faith, one that is at once more intimate and more demanding, rooted in original teachings, traditions, and scripture. She found what she calls the Dream of God, the truest version of what humanity is called to do and to be—outside of where our failures have led us. In this powerful and persuasive book, Dozier explores her findings and shares them with the world, not only illuminating her own point of view but demonstrating a whole new way of connecting with faith and each other on our own journeys.

The Gospel in Solentiname

The Gospel in Solentiname
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Author: Ernesto Cardenal
Pages: 652
ISBN: 9781725280069
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Solentiname, a remote archipelago in Lake Nicaragua, the people gathered each Sunday to reflect together on the Gospel reading. From recordings of their dialogue, this extraordinary document of faith in the midst of struggle was composed. First published in four volumes, The Gospel in Solentiname was immediately acclaimed as a classic of liberation theology—a radical reading of the good news of Jesus from the perspective of the poor and the oppressed. (It was also banned by the Somoza dictatorship.) Forty years later The Gospel in Solentiname retains its freshness and power. Though times may have changed, the message of Jesus—as heard by these peasants—continues to challenge the rulers of our age and to inspire the poor with the hope of a different world.

40 Day Journey with Howard Thurman

40 Day Journey with Howard Thurman
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Author: Donna Schaper
Pages: 107
ISBN: 9781451407037
Release: 2009-09-21
Editor: Augsburg Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Howard Thurman was an influential American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader. Strongly influenced by his grandmother, a former slave, who raised him and a Quaker mystic under whom he studied, Thurman adopted a philosophy of activism rooted in faith, guided by spirit, and maintained in peace. Editor Donna Schaper selects forty inspiring passages from the works of this spiritual advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to accompany readers on their own spiritual journeys. Ideal for traveling through the seasons of Advent and Lent.

Take this Bread

Take this Bread
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Author: Sara Miles
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781848254282
Release: 2013-01-26
Editor: Canterbury Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The story of an unexpected and terribly inconvenient Christian conversion, told by a very unlikely convert, Take This Bread tells the story of a restaurant cook and writer who wandered into a church and found herself transformed, setting up a food pantry around the same altar where she first received the body of Christ.