Jesus and the Disinherited is a book by African-American minister, theologian, and civil rights leader Howard Thurman. In the book, Thurman interprets the. In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman () demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a. Jesus and the Disinherited has ratings and reviews. Matthew said: Matthew Monk Whether you consider yourself religious or not, this book will.

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Jesus and the Disinherited

The insights into the lives of the ‘disinherited’ and the life of Jesus were eye opening and challenging. For the most part, such an experience would be im- possible as long as either was functioning only within his own social context.

In time thurmwn city was rebuilt— and perhaps Jesus was one of the carpenters employed from Nazareth, which was a neighboring village. Thurman describes how the life and teachings of Jesus relate to the great enemies disinherjted the soul–fear, deception, and hate.

Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? The first is to love those in your community who have become enemies. Return to Book Jeeus.

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Hatred does not empower–it decays. I return to this book again and again.

King carried a copy of “Jesus and the Disinherited” with him wherever he went. Those little yellow dogs think they can do that to white men and get away with it!

The fact that the ruler has avail- able to him the power of the state and complete access to all anx is scarcely considered.

When my turn came, all the neighbors knew what was happening in the Thurman family. It is what is feared by the rabbit that cannot ultimately escape the hounds. They were in many ways similar to African-Americans in the U. During a visit to India, Howard Thurman, a contemporary of Dr. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.


Sabbath book 14 for I was once seated in a Jim Crow car which extended across the highway at a railway station in Texas. There is meant no further comparison. MLK traveled with this book in his bag; that may not be enough to recommend it, but it says much—King traveled light.

I grew up with this interpretation. The last half of this year I’ve determined to read more broadly into theologies. Then, looking up to the big house where the master lived, he said: Rather than understanding it as a philosophical or religious treatise, I felt it immediately as a guide to a life well lived.

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May 01, peter rated it it was amazing. Thurman profoundly challenges readers to see our need to be forgiven by God and provides a picture of what human forgiveness can look like across social strata.

The terrible truth remains. Jesus was able to love, even his enemies. That it became, through the inten-ening years, a religion of the powerful and the dominant, used sometimes hesus an instrument of oppression, must not tempt us into believing that it was thus in the mind and life of Jesus.

In India, Thurman was challenged: But such a conclusion may be hasty and ill-advised; it may be the counsel of the kind of fear we discussed previously, or it may be the decision of cowardice. But then his reflections can apply to any disinherited group howarr any society. Here you are in my country, standing deep within the Christian faith and tra- dition.

They did not count; there was no center of hope for their marginal egos. It is difficult for Iiatred to be informed as to objects when it gets under way.

Further, it levels the playing field in a sense. Old man McGhee was so mean that he would not let a Negro minister preach to thuramn slaves. Eric Lincoln Limited preview – The search for an answer to this question is perhaps the most important religious quest of modem life.


But for the most part we are not vocal about our hatred. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Juda- ism was a culture, a civilization, and a religion— a total world view in which there was no provision for any form of thoroughgoing dualism. Share your thoughts with other customers. It is a form of fanaticism, to be sure, but that may not be a vote against it. I know what the jfsus say about a pilgrimage of friendship and the rest, but that is not my question.

The longer the mood is contemplated, the more insistent the appeal.

Until he has faced and settled that question, he cannot inform his environment with reference to his own life, whatever may be his prepara- tion uesus his pretensions. To read and understand Jesus and the Disinherited is to be invited back to a renewed image of Jesus and the joyful and just human community he envisioned.

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Is there any help to be found for the disinherited in the religion of Jesus? Best of all, Thurman offers hope in living with Jesus as our example of love. Thurman writes with the heart disinheritted a poet, though what he writes about is anything but poetry. Such a predicament has made it natural for some of them to use weapons as a defense and to have recourse to pre- meditated or precipitate violence.

Jun howar, Brandee Shafer rated it it was amazing. Opposition to the interpretation which Jesus was giving to the gospel of God had increased, and Jesus and his disci- ples withdrew from active work into temporary semi- retirement around Tyre and Sidon.

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