Community and Prophet's Dream I, 1961 May 14


In this sixth sermon on "Community and the Will of God," Thurman explores the ideas that influence our search for community. There is the idea that the meaning of human life is to be found beyond humanity, in the God that both moves in history and transcends history. Thurman says that this idea inspires our belief in universal order and the infinite worth of human beings. This is the foundation of democracy and our dreams of utopia, but Thurman says that this belief is disintegrating in society. Thurman says that without this fundamental belief, there can be no sense of community, and thus a society cannot support itself, for the prophets say that the knowledge of God will cover the Earth, bringing people of all sorts and circumstances to know their absolute worth before God.

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