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The Human Search

Howard Thurman and the Quest for Freedom- Proceedings of the Second Annual Thurman Convocation


Mozella Mitchell

This volume is a compilation of the papers, lectures, criticisms, and speeches presented at the Second Annual Convocation of Thurman Scholars. The authors are critics who have written and published essays and books on Thurman in the past decade since his death in 1981. Thurman was one of the foremost religionists - theologian, poet, philosopher, mystic, and scholar - of the twentieth century, and the leading African-American religious practitioner and writer. Attracting numerous followers and admirers from all races, cultures, religions, and ethnic groups, he exerted profound influence on the religious thinkers and specialists of his time. The critical works in this volume attempt to assess the value of Thurman's central focus in his life and works: the human search for God.
Contents: Papers presented at the Second Annual Howard Thurman Convocation, on the theme: «The Human Search: Howard Thurman and the Quest for Freedom,» including the Thurman Vision of Community, and Thurman and Contemporary Quests for Freedom, and Thurman and Religion in the United States.