As part of the Duke Chapel Reads series, Chapel Dean Luke A. Powery hosts this online discussion of the book "Jesus and the Disinherited" with Dr. Walter Fluker, a scholar of the book's author, Howard Thurman. Dr. Fluker is the editor of the multi-volume series "The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman" and is Dean's Professor of Spirituality, Ethics, and Leadership at Emory University's Candler School of Theology.
"Jesus and the Disinherited stands out as a book that both critiques the injustices suffered by people facing oppression and also offers a spirituality of true resistance and reconciliation centered on the love of Jesus," Dean Powery says. "It is a book that helped sustain and guide the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his colleagues in the Civil Rights Movement—and I believe it is a book that can provide vision and insight for us in our time and during the season of Lent."
Through Duke Chapel Reads, the Chapel aims to curate spaces for reflection and conversation based on a common book reading each semester.