Black Pentecost #1: The Release of the Spirit
May 30, 1972
May 30, 1972. Running time: 44:42. During the Black Ecumenical Commission of Massachusetts, Eliot Congregational Church, Roxbury, Mass., Thurman officiates at a communion service before sharing some reflections on the life and work of the religious professional. For Thurman, the yielding of the nerve center of consent happens during the internal process of wrestling with God. The religious professional is in one aspect a professional prayer who is unable to separate the life of prayer from the life of commitment.