The Search for Common Ground

Howard Thurman writes about building community He calls us at once to affirm our own identity, but also to look beyond that identity to that which we have in common with all of life.
The Search for Common Ground Howard Thurman writes about building community He calls us at once to affirm our own identity but also to look beyond that identity to that which we have in common with all of life

  • Title: The Search for Common Ground
  • Author: Howard Thurman
  • ISBN: 9780913408940
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Search for Common Ground”

    1. I think this in a reality more of a 4 star read, but I had a hard time understanding it, making for a less than 4 star reading experience. I think I will probably reread it in a few years and more fully appreciate it.

    2. In this 1971 book Howard Thurman explores the grounds and foundation of community, starting with the Garden of Eden and ending with a discussion of the blacks in America. In between he shows how the search for community is intrinsic to all of life, including the human beings interaction with nature, and within the cells of the human body. At times philosophical, he ends with a powerful analysis of the Black Power movement as an assertion of dignity in a white society that dehumanizes. While near [...]

    3. This is only my second Howard Thurman book. My first being 'Jesus and the Disinherited'. I'm quite taken with Dr. Thurman. Insightful. Wise. Critically Reflective. Poignant. Prescient. Though written in 1971, his thoughts are neither dated nor proved tried and left wanting. Because of this book, I suspect, 'The Luminous Darkness' will be my next of his.I fear I lack the ability to do justice to this book by way of review. So, I leave you with part of the closing paragraph of his work.''Men, all [...]

    4. I found most of the book interesting but a little too philosophical for my taste. I do like the author's writing so it was nonetheless easy to read. tHe last chapter did a great job, however, of tying together the earlier discussions and making them seem very relevant to today. This earned back the fourth star. Considering when this book was written, I'm amazed (and perhaps a little depressed) that so much of the author's insight into racial issues remains relevant today.

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