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Jesus and the Disinherited

Author: Howard Thurman   Foreword by: The Rev. Dr Kelly Brown Douglas

“No other publication in the twentieth century has upended antiquated theological notions, truncated political ideas, and socially constructed racial fallacies like Jesus and the Disinherited. Thurman’s work keeps showing up on the desk of anti-apartheid activists, South American human rights workers, civil rights champions, and now Black Lives Matter advocates.”—Rev. Otis Moss III, author of Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World and senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ

A commemorative edition of the work that inspired Martin Luther King, Jr. and helped shape the civil rights movement

In this beautiful gift edition of the classic theological treatise, complete with a ribbon placemarker and silver gilded edges, celebrated theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900–1981) revolutionizes the way we read the gospel. Thurman lifts Jesus up as a partner in the pain of the oppressed, and the gospel as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. In this view, the example of His life shows us that hatred does not empower—it decays. Only by recognizing fear, deception, contempt, and love of one another can God’s justice prevail.

With a new foreword by acclaimed womanist theologian Kelly Brown Douglas, this edition of Jesus and the Disinherited is a timeless testimony of faith that demonstrates how to thrive and flourish in a world that attempts to destroy one’s humanity from the inside out. Having witnessed firsthand the depths of white supremacy and the heights of human civility, Thurman reiterates the inherent dignity of all of God’s children.
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Foreword to the 2022 Edition
Foreword to the 1996 Edition

Jesus—An Interpretation






Jesus and the Disinherited

ISBN: 978-080702403-4
Publication Date: 10/11/2022
Size:5.5 x 8.5 Inches (US)
Price:  $22.95
Format: Cloth
Availability: In stock.
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