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LGM Podcast: Howard Thurman

Lawyers, Guns & Money

I was happy to interview Peter Eisenstadt, Associate Editor of the Howard Thurman Papers and sometimes member of the LGM commenter community, about his new biography of Thurman, titled Against the Hounds of Hell: A Life of Howard Thurman, and published by the University of Virginia Press. You may not know who Thurman is, but he was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century religious history, a man who met Gandhi and brought back his ideas to the United States, was a heavy influence on Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders, and one of the smartest people in American history. Check out the podcast!

35mins

30 Jun 2021

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LGM Podcast: Howard Thurman

podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

I was happy to interview Peter Eisenstadt, Associate Editor of the Howard Thurman Papers and sometimes member of the LGM commenter community, about his new biography of Thurman, titled Against the Hounds of Hell: A Life of Howard Thurman, and published by the University of Virginia Press. You may not know who Thurman is, but he was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century religious history, a man who met Gandhi and brought back his ideas to the United States, was a heavy influence on Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders, and one of the smartest people in American history. Check out the podcast!

35mins

30 Jun 2021

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The Responsibility for our Responses: Olive Schreiner and Howard Thurman on The Moral Psychology of the Non-Violent Way of Life

Ethics-Talk: The Greatest Good of Man is Daily to Converse About Virtue

This show is second in a series in which we discuss the encounter between theologian and philosopher Howard Thurman (1899-1981) and pacifist-feminist author Olive Schreiner (1855-1920). Thurman first encountered Schreiner five years after Schreiner's death when Schreiner's allegory of "The Hunter" was read aloud at a conference which Thurman was attending as a 25 year old divinity student at Rochester Theological Seminary. After that encounter, Thurman read everything of Schreiner's that he could find. In the early 1940s, Thurman worked hard to publish an anthology of Schreiner's writings, a dream that would finally be realized in 1973 when he published "A Track to the Water's Edge". We discuss more of this encounter as well as their views on the moral psychology - the specific beliefs, desires and cultivated habits - that undergird the "non-violent way of life" endorsed by both Schreiner and Thurman.

1hr 34mins

25 May 2021

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Olive Schreiner and Howard Thurman: A Genuine Encounter

The Virtues of Peace

On this one year anniversary of the Virtues of Peace podcast, and the 120th anniversary of the observation of Peace Day (also known as "Hague Day") in the United States, we discuss a powerful trans-generational, trans-racial, trans-national and trans-gender encounter between feminist pacifist writer Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) and philosopher and theologian Howard Thurman (1899-1981). Thurman, who provided the philosophical framework for the non-violent wing of the Civil Rights Movement, first encountered Schreiner's ideas in 1925. He thereafter devoured everything he could by Schreiner, even naming his first daughter "Olive" (who later became Olive Wong). In 1973, Thurman published "A Track to the Water's Edge: An Olive Schreiner Reader". In this show, we discuss the encounter between Thurman and Schreiner, an important point of contact that highlights the intersection between the Peace through Law Movement, the Women's Movement and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

1hr 36mins

18 May 2021

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Olive Schreiner and Howard Thurman: A Genuine Encounter

Ethics-Talk: The Greatest Good of Man is Daily to Converse About Virtue

On this one year anniversary of the Virtues of Peace podcast, and the 120th anniversary of the observation of Peace Day (also known as "Hague Day") in the United States, we discuss a powerful trans-generational, trans-racial, trans-national and trans-gender encounter between feminist pacifist writer Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) and philosopher and theologian Howard Thurman (1899-1981). Thurman, who provided the philosophical framework for the non-violent wing of the Civil Rights Movement, first encountered Schreiner's ideas in 1925. He thereafter devoured everything he could by Schreiner, even naming his first daughter "Olive" (who later became Olive Wong). In 1973, Thurman published "A Track to the Water's Edge: An Olive Schreiner Reader". In this show, we discuss the encounter between Thurman and Schreiner, an important point of contact that highlights the intersection between the Peace through Law Movement, the Women's Movement and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

1hr 36mins

18 May 2021

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Living Wisdom of Howard Thurman with Gregory Ellison

Leading Theologically

Ellison is a modern-day mystic who invites people of faith to push past systemic problems and access their unique gifts to make a difference in the world and the Church. Ellison’s daily spiritual practice includes seeing, no matter how hidden, and hearing the stories, no matter what they are, of those within three feet of him daily. This beautiful spiritual practice is based on wisdom from a beloved aunt. It is his way of changing the world and invite others to do the same. Now an award-winning pastoral care and counseling faculty member at Emory’s Candler School of Theology, Ellison is also the founder of Fearless Dialogues and author or editor of Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men; Fearless Dialogue: A New Movement for Justice and most recently Anchored in the Current: Discovering Howard Thurman as Educator, Activist, Guide, and Prophet

33mins

8 Apr 2021

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Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited with Paul Harvey

Inverse Podcast

Paul Harvey (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1992) researches, writes, and teaches in the field of American history from the 16th century to the present. He is the author/editor of thirteen books and numerous articles, and the is Distinguished Professor of History and Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Colarado, Colarado Springs. Paul Harvey is the author of Howard Thurman and the Disinherited: A Religious Biography (Eerdmans Press, 2020), as well as Christianity and Race in the American South: A History (University of Chicago Press, 2016), and Bounds of Their Habitation: Religion and Race in American History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). Professor Harvey’s recent co-authored book The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America, was named a “Top 25 Outstanding Academic Title” by Choice magazine in 2013, an award selected from among the several thousand academic books published in the previous year. Harvey’s narrative history survey Through the Storm, Through the Night: A History of African American Christianity (Rowman & Littlefield publishers) was published in 2011, and also received the designation of “Outstanding Academic Title” by Choice Magazine, in 2012. Harvey is also co-editor of the reference work The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History Other publications of note include Redeeming the South: Religious Cultures and Racial Identities Among Southern Baptists, 1865-1925, published in 1997 by the University of North Carolina Press, and in 2005 Freedom’s Coming: Religious Cultures and the Shaping of the South from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Era. Paul is also the co-editor (with Philip Goff) of Themes in Religion and American Culture (2004), and The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in North America Since 1945 (2005). Harvey was given the title as Distinguished Professor of History by the University of Colorado in 2017. In the same year he was designated to give the Shriver Lectures in American History at Stetson University in Florida; those lectures later were published as the book Southern Religion in the World: Three Stories.In 2008, Harvey was designated as the Lamar Lecturer in Southern History at Mercer University; the lectures he gave there have breen published at Moses, Jesus and the Trickster in the Evangelical South (University of Georgia Press). In 2009, Harvey was named a Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado, and from 2007-09, he served as the Senior Mentor to the Young Scholars in American Religion program at IUPUI in Indianapolis. In 2006, Harvey received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research from the University of Colorado. In 2008, Harvey received the Outstanding Teaching Award from UCCS. In 2009, Harvey received the designation of Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado, a system-wide award recognizing specially designated scholar/teachers throughout the University of Colorado system. Paul has also received the UCCS Chancellor’s Award, and served as a Senior Mentor to the Young Scholars in American Religion Program at IUPUI in Indianapolis. For more about Paul Harvey go to http://paulharvey.org/

57mins

25 Nov 2020

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Episode 76: Howard Thurman: Theologian, Mystic, Activist

The Way of Improvement Leads Home: American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic life.

Howard Thurman was a mid-20th century theologian, writer, activist, and mystic who had a profound influence on the leaders of the Civil Rights movement. Thurman's writings--especially his 1949 work Jesus and the Disinherited--provided an intellectual and spiritual guide to those trying to make sense of an era of racial and social unrest. Our guest in this episode is historian Paul Harvey, the author of Howard Thurman & The Disinherited: A Religious Biography (Eerdmans, 2020). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53mins

22 Nov 2020

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A Meditation By Howard Thurman

Humankind on Public Radio

Counting Martin Luther King Jr. among his disciples, Rev. Howard Thurman stamped his spiritual influence on an entire generation.

30mins

12 Nov 2020

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Howard Thurman

Vintage Saints and Sinners

Alton B. Pollard III joins Karen Wright Marsh to recount the story of Howard Thurman and to consider Thurman’s urgent question, “How can I believe that life has meaning if I do not believe that my own life has meaning?”Howard Thurman (1899–1981) is a rarity in our world. He practiced what he believed and what he believed was that every human being matters -- and not only that every human being matters, but that all of life matters. Thurman’s words and witness resonate now, more than ever.Guest Reverend Dr. Alton B Pollard III is a national author, speaker, ordained minister and the president of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. As a scholar of African American and U.S. religion and culture, he has written on mysticism and social change, the social witness of Howard Thurman, and a new edition of WEB DuBois’s The Negro Church. Pollard was previously dean of the School of Divinity and professor of Religion and Culture at Howard University in Washington, D.C.Meet host Karen Wright Marsh, and learn more about the show here: www.karenwrightmarsh.comSupport the show (http://www.theologicalhorizons.org/giving)

23mins

22 Oct 2020

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