“The movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making.” —Howard Thurman
Our Christian Formation and Racial Justice Task Force committees are thrilled to co-host a conversation on Howard Thurman’s acclaimed book Jesus and the Disinherited for its next Sunday discussion. The Rev. Dr. Paul Smith, a mentee of Thurman who currently attends the Cathedral, will join moderators Paula Mays and Jan Smith as we delve into Thurman's influential book and life.
“It is said that Dr. Thurman’s book Jesus and the Disinherited was almost always in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s briefcase, as a reminder to him of the importance of Dr. Thurman’s dream for racial diversity and harmony in America.”
About Reverend Paul Smith:
Dr. Paul Smith enjoyed a profound and close friendship with the eminent theologian, Dr. Howard Thurman (1900-1981). Dr. Smith was one of a group of younger ministers (Thurman referred to them as “my boys”) who traveled to San Francisco many times to pose questions to Dr. Thurman in his private study. Thurman kept up with Smith’s ministry and visited the churches and universities where Smith offered Thurman’s teachings. In the last years of Thurman’s active and public life, Dr. Smith spent treasured moments with Dr. Thurman unraveling and grappling with the meaning and significance of life.
- September 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- Location: Perry Auditorium