David B. Gowler holds the Pierce Chair of Religion at Oxford College of Emory University. His other books include The Parables after Jesus, James through the Centuries, What Are They Saying about the Parables?, What are They saying about the Historical Jesus?, and Host, Guest, Enemy, and Friend. He also has published dozens of articles, book chapters, and book reviews, is the editor or coeditor of numerous books, and serves as coeditor of Emory Studies in Early Christianity.
Reflecting on Howard Thurman and St. Francis
Kipton Jensen and David Gowler discuss their book Howard Thurman: Sermons on the Parables in conversation with April Love Fordham, presenting her book, St. Francis and the Christian Life: A Disorderly Parable of the Epistle to the Galatians.
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D is the Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing as well as the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio-cultural Studies and Sociology from Wesleyan College. She has published seven books, including her recently co-authored book, Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells As Prophet for Our Times and her edited book Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America, which focuses on racial healing and reconciliation. She is committed to working for the abolition of the death penalty, writing, and helping to create spaces where transformation and rebirth can occur.
Sermons on the Parables
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 This collection of fifteen of Thurman’s unpublished sermons on the parables of Jesus captures the power of the parables to challenge, transform, and inspire us to declare or reaffirm our commitment to the reign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. BUY THIS BOOK!