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The Resource Against the hounds of hell : a life of Howard Thurman, Peter Eisenstadt

Against the hounds of hell : a life of Howard Thurman, Peter Eisenstadt

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Against the hounds of hell : a life of Howard Thurman
Title
Against the hounds of hell
Title remainder
a life of Howard Thurman
Statement of responsibility
Peter Eisenstadt
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A biography of the American theologian and educator Howard Thurman. Thurman was a prominent African American civil rights leader who influenced many in his work for social justice, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr"--
  • An inspiration to Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, and other leaders of the civil rights movement, Howard Thurman crucially influenced African American history in the twentieth century. Until now, however, he has not received the biographical treatment he deserves. In Against the Hounds of Hell, Thurman scholar Peter Eisenstadt offers a fascinating exploration of the life of this multifaceted religious thinker and activist. Thurman's life is as notable for its remarkable variety as for its accomplishments. The first significant Black pacifist, Thurman was the first African American to meet Mahatma Gandhi. He was ahead of his time in his focus on and passionate support of feminism and environmentalism. He was a mystic, a seeker of God who had a considerable impact on the course of twentieth-century liberal religion. His ministry was dedicated to challenging what he called the "hounds of hell"--the ways in which fear, deception, and hatred so often dogged the steps of the marginalized and disinherited peoples of the world. In its place, he envisioned an American in which the infinite worth of every person would be recognized and revered. Against the Hounds of Hell will at last establish Thurman as a leading figure of modern American politics, religion, and culture
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
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Eisenstadt, Peter R.
Dewey number
  • 280/.4092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX6495.T53
LC item number
E39 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American South series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thurman, Howard
  • Baptists
  • African American Baptists
  • Theologians
  • African American theologians
  • Educators
  • African American educators
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Against the hounds of hell : a life of Howard Thurman, Peter Eisenstadt
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-505) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "With our Negro guests" -- Deep river: a Daytona boyhood -- "My people need me": high school years -- "The personification of the Morehouse ideal" -- "The sound of rushing water": Rochester Theological Seminary -- A new prophet in Oberlin -- "A technique of survival for the underprilileged": a return to Atlanta -- In Black Athens: Howard University -- Delivering the message of nonviolence: lessons from India -- Footsteps of a war, footprints of a dream -- In the queen of cities: building community in San Francisco -- Against the hounds of hell -- Disciplines and resources: at Boston University -- "The stillness of absolute motion": the wider ministry -- Common ground? Coming aground?: "the cataclysms of the Civil Rights revolution" -- With head and heart
Control code
on1191455885
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 525 pages
Isbn
9780813944524
Lccn
2020037902
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1191455885
Label
Against the hounds of hell : a life of Howard Thurman, Peter Eisenstadt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-505) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "With our Negro guests" -- Deep river: a Daytona boyhood -- "My people need me": high school years -- "The personification of the Morehouse ideal" -- "The sound of rushing water": Rochester Theological Seminary -- A new prophet in Oberlin -- "A technique of survival for the underprilileged": a return to Atlanta -- In Black Athens: Howard University -- Delivering the message of nonviolence: lessons from India -- Footsteps of a war, footprints of a dream -- In the queen of cities: building community in San Francisco -- Against the hounds of hell -- Disciplines and resources: at Boston University -- "The stillness of absolute motion": the wider ministry -- Common ground? Coming aground?: "the cataclysms of the Civil Rights revolution" -- With head and heart
Control code
on1191455885
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 525 pages
Isbn
9780813944524
Lccn
2020037902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1191455885

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