A Strange Freedom: The Best of Howard Thurman on Religious Experience and Public Life

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A spiritual advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr.; the first black dean at a white university; cofounder of the first interracially pastored, intercultural church in the United States, Howard Thurman offered a transcendent vision of our world. This lyrical collection of select published and unpublished works traces his struggle with the particular manifestations of violence and hatred that mark the twentieth century. His words remind us all that out of religious faith emerges social responsibility and the power to transform lives.

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This collection of writings, selected from The Sound of the Genuine: The Papers of Howard Thurman (a three-volume documentary edition forthcoming from South Carolina University Press), presents ... Read full review


The Idol of Togetherness
Freedom Is a Discipline
Friends Whom I Knew Not
Saddle Your Dreams
The Horns of the Wild Oxen

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Howard Thurman (1900-1981) was the first black dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University and cofounder of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco, California, the first inter-racially copastored church in America

EDITORS: Walter Earl Fluker is professor of philosophy and religion and executive director of the Leadership Center at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Catherine Tumber is a Du Bois fellow at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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