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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A man who lies habitually becomes a lie, and it is increasingly impossible disinheriited him to know when he is lying and when he is not This book is awesome!

It is neces- sary to examine the religion of Jesus against the background of his own age and people, and to inquire into the content of his teaching with reference to the disinherited and the underprivileged.

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Because they are despised, they despise themselves. Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: All of the inner conflicts and frustrations growing out of limitations of opportunity become dramatically focused here.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Wlicn I was a boy, my mother occasionally found it necessary to punish me jeuss my sister.

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Macbeth has a high sense of destiny, which is deeply underscored by the testimony of the witches. It is in this connection that American Christian- ity has betrayed the religion of Jesus almost hwoard re- demption. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times that I have heard a sermon on the meaning of religion, of Christianity, to the man who stands with his back against the wall.


But few of these interpretations deal with what the teachings and the life of Jesus have to say to those who stand, at a moment in human history, with their backs against the wall To those who need profound succor and strength to enable them to live in the present with dignity and crea- tivity, Christianity often has been sterile visinherited of little avail.

Only through self-love and love of one another can Disinheritee justice prevail.

Jesus and the Disinherited

He did not ever belong, quite. I dare to say that, in the white churches in my little town, the youths were trained in the same narrow interpretation applied to white persons.

Such an assump- tion is quire ridiculous. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Learn more about making a donation to the CAC. Are ye not much better than they? For it counsels that if there were no segregation, there would be no protection against invasion of the home, the church, the school.

In India, Thurman was challenged: As you consider the family and their attitude toward ymu, ymur hatred gives you a sense of sig- nificance which you fling defiantly into the teeth of their estimate of you.

Hatred makes this sort of profound contribution to the life of the disinherited, because it establishes a dimension of self-realization hammered out of the raw materials of in- iustice.


Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

The masses of the people are poor. The disinherited will know for themselves that there is a Spirit at work in the life and in the hearts of men which is committed to overcoming the world. When this happened, it was possible at once for him to scale with Jesus any height of understanding, fellowship and love. There are vocational opportunities that are denied him. Preliminary to any discussion of the significance of this attitude, some urgent word of caution must be given.

It lifts that mere man to a place of pre-eminence that belongs to God and to God alone. In the town in Florida in which I grew up as a boy it was a common 42 FEAR occurrence for white persons to attend our church sendees and share in the worship.

Howard Thurman gave me a profound gift in my own reclamation of relationship with Jesus. He leans against the railing in utter defiance of the storm. Something more significant takes place. Preview — Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman.

It is a form of the old lex talionis—tye.