Tuesdays, May 8, 15, and 22
6:30-7:30 p.m., La Madeleine, 5493 Brodie Lane
Join us as we read and discuss Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Hatred does not empower—it decays. Only through self-love and love of one another can God’s justice prevail.
During the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-1956, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. reportedly carried a copy of a book entitled Jesus and the Disinherited with him. Inspired by the Gospels, Jesus and the Disinherited offers four basic principles to the marginalized and underprivileged, to prevail in their struggle against injustice and oppression, to realize their rightful place as full human beings with rights endowed not by man but by God.
We have a Facebook group for online discussion as well as meeting in person. All are welcome to join us online and/or in person at La Madeleine. Contact Pastor Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-478-5684 (ext. 215) for additional information.
- May 8: Forward, Preface, Chapter I
- May 15: Chapters 2-3
- May 22: Chapters 4-5, Epilogue