A Strange Freedom: The Best of Howard Thurman on Religious Experience and Public Life

A Strange Freedom: The Best of Howard Thurman on Religious Experience and Public Life

by Howard Thurman
     
 

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A spiritual advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr.; the first black dean at a white university; cofounder of the first interracially pastored, intercultural church in the United States, Howard Thurman offered a transcendent vision of our world. This lyrical collection of select published and unpublished works traces his struggle with the particular manifestations of… See more details below

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A spiritual advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr.; the first black dean at a white university; cofounder of the first interracially pastored, intercultural church in the United States, Howard Thurman offered a transcendent vision of our world. This lyrical collection of select published and unpublished works traces his struggle with the particular manifestations of violence and hatred that mark the twentieth century. His words remind us all that out of religious faith emerges social responsibility and the power to transform lives.

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Library Journal
This collection of writings, selected from The Sound of the Genuine: The Papers of Howard Thurman (a three-volume documentary edition forthcoming from South Carolina University Press), presents Thurman (1899-1981) as the spiritual adviser to Martin Luther King Jr., the first black dean of Boston University's Chapel, and an influential public intellectual in his own right. Thurman's challenges, regarding such themes as America's search for its soul, the potential of a democratic community, and the impact of self-disciplined love for the world, illuminate the common ground he strove passionately to create. Some 154 notes provide excellent historical context. Recommended for all public libraries and specialized collections in American history, religious development, and civil rights.--Leroy Hommerding, Citrus Cty Lib. System, Inverness, FL
Booknews
A selection of 39 published and unpublished writings by Thurman (1900- 81), a spiritual advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr and others; the first black dean at a white university; and co-founder of the first inter-racially pastored, intercultural church in the US. They are presented in sections on finding God in private life, religious experience and ethical life, community and the will of God, and meditations for Apostles of Sensitiveness. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780807010808
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
11/18/2014
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
779,096
File size:
2 MB

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