ellison-anchored-in-the-current.pngAssociate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling Gregory C. Ellison II has edited a new volume on renowned 20th century theologian Howard Thurman.

Anchored in the Current: Discovering Howard Thurman as Educator, Activist, Guide, and Prophet (Westminster John Knox Press) lifts up Thurman’s seminal ideas through essays from scholars, pastors, activists, and international leaders who have been strongly influenced by his work, and now invite readers into creative engagement with Thurman’s writings. Contributors include Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund; Parker J. Palmer, founder and senior partner emeritus of the Center for Courage and Renewal; and priest, professor, and bestselling author Barbara Brown Taylor.

The collection also features contributors with connections to Candler: Patrick Clayborn 01T 02T, senior pastor of Bethel AME Church in Baltimore; Dean’s Professor of Spirituality, Ethics, and Leadership Walter Earl FlukerTyler Sit 14T, United Methodist pastor and church planter of New City Church in Minneapolis; Professor Emeritus of Church and Community Luther E. Smith, Jr.; and Shively Smith 06T 15G, assistant professor of New Testament at Boston University School of Theology.