Deep Calls Unto Deep (1980, San Mateo, CA)
In this series, Thurman discusses three primary topics: the meaning of religious experience, the idea of total surrender to God, and the intimacy of a deeper relationship with God through religious experience.
Descriptions by ShaCarolyn Halyard
In this first lecture of the Deep Calls Unto Deep series, Howard Thurman is lecturing on the meaning of the religious experience. The greatest possible experience that can be had is an encounter with the living God as man-made ideologies and will eventually pass away. However, it is through God the creator that all particular expressions of life arise. Therefore, the meaning of the religious experience is an expression, a manifestation, of the givenness of God in His creation. Thurman goes on to…
In the second installment of Deep Calls Unto Deep, Howard Thurman speaks to the idea of total surrender to God. This includes the need to surrender our private burdens and concerns as well as our spiritual being. The process of surrender is continuous as there will always be opportunities to discover areas that are not yet surrendered. Yet, it is not perfection that the Master requires, only that we work at it. We must continue to surrender in or out of season for we are never alone and with…
In the third installment of Deep Calls Unto Deep Thurman speaks to the intimacy of deeper relationship with God as it relates to a religious experience. As we come to our self in God, God comes to himself in us. Thurman also speaks to the system of ethics and morality that has been created out of the religious experience which begs the question whether it is our relationship with the Lord or our religious experience that we expect to carry us and bring about transformation in the world. Can our…
- Deep Calls Unto Deep (1980, San Mateo, CA)