Howard Thurman Chapter 1 Summary

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According to Howard Thurman in Chapter One, the conventional Christian word is muffled, confused, and vague. Thurman discusses how there is no basic relationship between just having the simple practice of brotherhood in relations of life and the ethical pretensions of our faith. Thurman states how for years we have studied different people of the world, and how the one’s living next to us as our neighbors as objects of missionary work. He comments how we don’t treat them at all as if they are our brother or sisters in Christ. He speaks on how the majority of men live with their backs against a wall. These men, according to Thurman are the poor, the disinherited and the dispossessed. Counseling for these people isn’t the answer, but what

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