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Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman


60 in stock (can be backordered)

SKU: 9780807010297 Categories: ,


Paperback, 128 pp

Biographical Note:

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.


Marc Notes:

Originally published: New York, Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1949.;Includes bibliographical references.


Review Quotes:

“[ 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


Table of Contents:

I. Jesus–An Interpretation II. Fear III. Deception IV. Hate V. Love Epilogue


Publisher Marketing:

First published in 1949, “Jesus and the Disinherited” is a brilliant and compassionate look at God’s work in our lives. As we struggle today with issues of poverty, racism, and spiritual disengagement, Howard Thurman’s discerning reading of the message of renewal through self-love as exemplified in the life of Jesus resonates powerfully once again.








Additional information

Weight 30.88 oz
Dimensions .36 × 8.35 × 5.1 in


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