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Jesus and the disinherited

Author: Howard Thurman
Publisher: Boston, MA : Beacon Press, [1996]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a theological treatise that demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Thurman argues that within Jesus' life of suffering, pain, and overwhelming love is the solution that will prevent our descent into moral nihilism. For although scorned and forced to live outside society, Jesus advocated a love of self and others that defeats fear and the hatred that
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Thurman
ISBN: 0807010294 9780807010297
OCLC Number: 34699579
Notes: Originally published: New York, Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1949.
Description: xx, 102 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Vincent Harding --
Jesus : an interpretation --
Fear --
Deception --
Hate --
Love --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Howard Thurman ; foreword by Vincent Harding.
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Offers a theological treatise that demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Thurman argues that within Jesus' life of suffering, pain, and overwhelming love is the solution that will prevent our descent into moral nihilism. For although scorned and forced to live outside society, Jesus advocated a love of self and others that defeats fear and the hatred that decays ours souls and the world around us --From publisher description.

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. - Publisher.

"[Jesus and the Disinherited] is the centerpiece of the Black prophet-mystic's lifelong attempt to bring the harrowing beauty of the African-American experience into deep engagement with what he called 'the religion of Jesus.' Ultimately his goal was to offer this humanizing combination as the basis for an emancipatory way of being, moving toward a fundamentally unchained life that is available to all the women and men everywhere who hunger and thirst for righteousness, especially those 'who stand with their backs against the wall.'" - Vincent Harding, from the Foreword.

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