Howard Thurman The Creative Encounter Analysis

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Howard Thurman in The Creative Encounter, a four part lecture series delivered in 1954 at Ohio Wesleyan University, has left much to be desired. Thurman begins by shining sunlight on one's personal experience or encounter with God. He allows the reader to adjust to the powers of the light by introducing it one candle light at a time. The first candle Thurman introduces is the inwardness of religion, which he defines as the attempt to understand or become aware of self at its most basic yet most potent form. Yet in dwelling in the deeper self, we find God's presence creeping there with us, outside the one thing, in which we have all come to imprison God in – The Bible. The second candle Thurman’s lights, is the Outwardness of religion. I gather from…show more content…
Biblegateway.com [ 3 ]. Howard Thurman, The Creative Encounter: An Interpretation of Religion and the Social Witness (Richmond, Ind.: Friends United Press, 1972, 39 [ 4 ]. Thurman borrowed the phrase---nerve center of concent from his quaker mentor Rufus Jones [ 5 ]. Howard Thurman, The Creative Encounter: An Interpretation of Religion and the Social Witness (Richmond, Ind.: Friends United Press, 1972, ©1954), 34 [ 6 ]. Howard Thurman, The Creative Encounter: An Interpretation of Religion and the Social Witness (Richmond, Ind.: Friends United Press, 1972, ©1954), 54 [ 7 ]. Howard Thurman, The Creative Encounter: An Interpretation of Religion and the Social Witness (Richmond, Ind.: Friends United Press, 1972, 67 [ 8 ]. Bible gateway.com [ 9 ]. Howard Thurman, The Creative Encounter: An Interpretation of Religion and the Social Witness (Richmond, Ind.: Friends United Press, 1972, ©1954), [ 10 ]. Howard Thurman, The Creative Encounter: An Interpretation of Religion and the Social Witness (Richmond, Ind.: Friends United Press, 1972, ©1954), 58 [ 11 ]. Howard Thurman, The Creative Encounter: An Interpretation of Religion and the Social Witness (Richmond, Ind.: Friends United Press, 1972, ©1954), 34
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