The Religious Thinking of Howard Thurman (TH-680)

Course Details:

Picture of Dr. Walter Fluker
Dr. Walter Fluker

This seminar examines the religious and moral dimensions in the thought of Howard Thurman (1899-1981) a leading figure in twentieth century American religious and cultural life.  The dream of community, or “the search for common ground,” was the defining motif of Thurman’s life and thought.  His vision of the kinship of all life, born out of the particularity of his own personal struggles, propelled him into the Protestant mainstream as a distinctive interpreter of the church’s role in a democratic society.  He influenced a younger generation of ethical leaders in the modern Civil Rights Movement, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Pauli Murray, Marian Wright Edelman, Whitney Young, Jesse Jackson, Derrick Bell, Vincent Harding and Vernon Jordan. 

Course fulfills the following curricular requirements:
MAIRS - Ministerial Studies: Beliefs and Practices
MAIRS - Ministerial Studies: Arts of Ministry
MAIRS - Islamic Studies: Religious Pluralism
MAIRS - Islamic Studies Elective
MAIRS - Interreligious Studies Elective


If you are not enrolled in a degree program but wish to register for this course, use the Online Registration for Special Students and Auditors.

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