Sermons on the Parables

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Howard Thurman
David B. Gowler, Kipton E. Jensen
  • Maryknoll, NY: 
    Orbis Books
    , August
     208 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Stephen W. Angell forthcoming.


Howard Thurman (1899-1981) was one of the finest thinkers and most influential preachers of his era. Yet Thurman’s importance goes well beyond his influence on Martin Luther King, Jr. and oth­ers in the freedom struggle. His spiritual gifts and dreams, as well as his unique response to his troubled times, were as extraordinarily cre­ative as they were vast and far-reaching.

This collection of fifteen of Thurman’s unpub­lished sermons on the parables of Jesus captures the power of the parables to challenge, trans­form, and inspire us to declare or reaffirm our commitment to the reign of God and the hu­man community proclaimed by Jesus .

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

David B. Gowler holds Chair in Religion at Emory University. His books include The Para­bles after Jesus (Baker) and What Are They Saying about the Parables? (Paulist Press).

Kipton E. Jensen is Associate Professor of Phi­losophy at Morehouse College.


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