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The Luminous Darkness is a commentary on what segregation does to the human soul. First published in the 1960s, Howard Thruman's insights apply today as we still try to heal the wound of those days. Thurmna bares the evil of segregation and points to the ground of hope which an bring all humanity together.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 7th 2014 by Friends United Press (first published 1965)
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Oct 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
First Review (2010)Howard Thurman who grew up in the segregated South born in the early 1990's. He writes about the impact of segregation on the victims of it, not only materially, but also emotionally and spiritually. In the course of reading of the impact of segregation, I found much of what he said could apply to the urban poor, as well as Muslims and immigrants who currently being vilified by the dominant white culture. While written over 50 years ago, it has the ring of truth in our own day ...more
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Howard Thurman never fails to educate, convict, and inspire.
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This now dated book has amazing insights about race, many of which are still relevant.
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Howard Thurman (born 1899 in Daytona Beach, Florida - April 10, 1981 in Daytona Beach, Florida) was an author, philosopher, theologian, educator and civil rights leader.
“...[A] strange necessity has been laid upon me to devote my life to the central concern that transcends the walls that divide and would achieve in literal fact what is experienced as literal truth: human life is one and all men are members of one another. And this insight is spiritual and it is the hard core of religious experience.” 11 likes
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