[The Thought and Techniques of Howard Thurman by Dr. Mozella Mitchell] (audio)

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Mozella G. Mitchell presentation, The Shaman’s Doorway: Techniques of Myth and Ritual in the Thought of Howard Thurman. Response by Charles Long and Evans Crawford

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This audio features a presentation by Dr. Mozella Mitchell on the methods and techniques of Howard Thurman. In her presentation, she addresses the style and character of Thurman from a practical religious standpoint. Her presentation is followed by a response from Evans Crawford and Charles Long. There is also a discussion after their responses.

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00:00:04 Audio begins with Charles Long introducing Dr. Mozella Mitchell, a PhD graduate of Emory University.

00:02:42 Dr. Mitchell gives thanks and introduces her work on Howard Thurman.

00:05:00 She talks about how the article she wrote on Thurman was an attempt to address the method of Thurman and to address the style and character of Thurman from the practical religious standpoint.

00:18:31 Discusses oral presentations of Thurman and their legendary status.

00:20:13 Evans Crawford gives commentary.

00:26:24 Crawford talks about how Howard Thurman said that you can’t teach preaching.

00:36:00 Charles Long gives remarks on Howard Thurman and aspects of his life.

00:54:24 Dr. Mozella Mitchell responds and discussion.

01:13:15 Talks about the failure of liberation movement is the lack of spiritual power.


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