What is the word that the religion of Jesus has to say to the man with his back to the wall?
This is the question asked by Howard Thurman in his classic book, Jesus and the Disinherited. It’s a question we still ask today. We don’t often hear Thurman’s name, but he was a mentor of Martin Luther King Jr and a moral anchor to many in the Civil Rights movement. Thurman’s book gives insight into how the American black church grew to understand Jesus as someone who understands firsthand what it means to have your back to the wall.
Local booksellers carrying this book include Nicola’s (662-0600) and Literati (literatibookstore.com).
Amy Kennedy will facilitate six discussions on Zoom. We will start by discussing portions of “Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story.” You can view the entire documentary here. You can get a quick glimpse of Howard Thurman’s vision of Christianity and Racial Justice here.
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