Jesus and the Disinherited

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Beacon Press, 1996 - Religion - 112 pages
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.
 

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

This is a transformative book. I found myself looking at the words "Jesus", "and", "the", and "Disinherited" in fresh interiorized ways. Yes, the conjunctions - the way we are joined. And the articles ... Read full review

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User Review  - bness2 - LibraryThing

This is a profound book by one of the prominent the civil rights leaders of the 20th century. It provides a much needed prescription for the ways that the Bible and Jesus have been used by the ... Read full review

Contents

JESUSAN INTERPRETATION
11
FEAR
36
DECEPTION
58
HATE
74
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About the author (1996)

Hailed by Life magazine as one of the great preachers of the twentieth century; a spiritual advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., Sherwood Eddy, James Farmer, A. J. Musty, and Pauli Murray; the first black dean at a white university; cofounder of the first interracially pastored, intercultural church in the United States; Howard Thurman (1899-1981) was a man of penetrating foresight and astonishing charisma. His vision of the world was one of a democratic camaraderie born of faith, and in light of today's global community, one of particular importance.

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