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.
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- Author : Milkyway Media
- Publisher : Milkyway Media
- Release Date : 2021-05-27
- Genre : Study Aids
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9876543210XXX
Buy now to get the key takeaways from Howard Therman’s Jesus and the Disinherited. Sample Key Takeaways: 1) Although Christianity has the power to calm those of faith in their tribulations and trials, it often feels as though Christianity falls short in certain areas of life. 2) The oppressed struggle with all the pressures of the dominating world, at risk of losing their souls and humanity. Centuries of being oppressed might instill hatred in the hearts of those who endure such injustice, pushing them towards potential evil.
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.
Martin and the Disinherited Martin Luther King Jr s Philosophical Foundations and the Influence of Howard Thurman
- Author : Amanda Brown
- Publisher : ProQuest
- Release Date : 2009
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 62
- ISBN : 1109121776
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was popularly viewed as a moderate civil rights leader; however, there are parts of his career that do not quite fit into this general view. While scholars have tried to understand his intellectual development, there has been debate over the range of his influences. Although many studies have credited the Western philosophers that he examined in school, modern scholars have begun to pay closer attention to the impact that the African American religious tradition had on his way of thinking. This paper considers both direct and indirect evidence to link King to the underrepresented African American religious intellectual network in order to get a better grasp of his philosophical foundations. It examines King's work within the context of one of his lesser known influences, Howard Thurman (1900-1981). Thurman's 1949 book, Jesus and the Disinherited, made a big impact on King's spiritual and political perspectives. To help understand why King made the move from working for civil rights in Montgomery in the mid 1950s to protesting the United States' involvement in Vietnam in the 1960s, this paper examines the school of thought he was working out of. It considers three main themes of Jesus and the Disinherited -- concern for the disinherited, systemic critique and the love-ethic -- and traces them from King's civil rights work to his position on Vietnam. The material presented will provide a clearer understanding of King's overall views and show that he was always quite radical in nature. It will also make a strong argument that indirect historical evidence needs to be considered when studying King's intellectual foundations.
Howard Thurman, minister, philosopher, civil rights activist, has been called 'one of the greatest spiritual resources of this nation'. His encounters with Gandhi in India helped instill his commitment to nonviolence. This book features some of this writings.
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.
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.
This book provides a credible account of the essential development of the tradition concerning Jesus from his own time to that of Constantine. The author, an internationally known and highly original scholar, situates the beginnings of the Jesus tradition with special reference to the Roman-Jewish War of AD 66-70. Attention is given to Paul in relation to the developing Jesus tradition, and to the normative importance of the historical and theological solidarity of Peter and Paul in the face of Judaizers on the one hand, and Gnostics who questioned the normativity of the imitatio Christi ideal on the other. With an account of the relationships between Jewish and Hellenistic literature and the literary and theological form of the Gospels, Prof. Farmer dwells especially on the incorporation of the Jesus tradition into that form. There is a new treatment of the sequence of the Gospels, a full discussion of the external evidence for any treatment of that sequence, and a comprehensive documentation of the secondary character of Mark. The author, who has long been associated with Matthean priority, here lays out his views on that position.
Biographical essays on selected Black religious leaders, from W. E. B. DuBois to Malcolm X are used as a basis for studying the evolution of Black religious, social, political and economic thought from accomodation and gradualism to protest and direct action
New Testament scholarship and Paul have had a complicated relationship over the question of slavery. For many decades there has been a struggle to reconcile the abolitionist cause with a biblical text that seemingly supports the institution of slavery. Then the more recent discovery of inscriptions and documents referring to slaves in antiquity has added new dimensions to the debate. Furthermore, new interpretative approaches to the New Testament, including social-scientifi c criticism, rhetorical criticism and postcolonial criticism, have challenged earlier interpretations of Paul's statements about slavery. The issue has even more recently taken on a new shape as descendants of former North American slaves have engaged with the way Paul has been interpreted and used to justify the enslavement of their ancestors. In this volume, John Byron provides a survey of 200 years of scholarly interpretation of Paul and slavery with a focus on the last 35 years. After a general overview of the history of research, Byron focusses in turn on four specific areas: African-American responses to Paul, Paul's slavery metaphors, the elliptical phrase in 1 Corinthians 7.21, and the letter to Philemon. An epilogue highlights four areas in which scholarship is continuing to change its understanding of ancient slavery and, in consequence, its interpretation of Paul. New Testament students and scholars will fi nd the volume a valuable specialist resource that collects and analyses the most important developments on Paul and slavery.
Dr. Moyd surveys the African American preaching tradition and shows that it has been the vehicle by which practical theology has been conveyed to the people in African American congregations. Preachers have proclaimed and interpreted the Word of God, and their preaching has been 'the hallmark of hope and the pivot of promise for a pilgrim people.' The Author has gathered examples from a number of master African American preachers as illustrations of the way practical theology has provided the content of much of the classic African American preaching of the past and present.