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Able & Equal

A Gentle Path to Peace



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Able & Equal by Denton Roberts
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Author Biography

Denton L Roberts, who died in December 2011, was both a pastor and a psychotherapist. He is remembered fondly in both communities as "force of nature." He did ground breaking work with a socially and racially mixed congregation in South Central Los Angeles, and took a leading role in both the US and International Transactional Analysis Association. He is particularly remembered for his work on Social Justice. At his funeral he was described as "a raconteur with few peers, and a caregiver par excellence, a shepherd to church members, and a citizen of the world." He was praised for "unflagging commitments to do what he could in a world racked by pain and rocked by unrest... From the hot days of Selma, to the poverty-scarred streets of South Central Los Angeles, to a nation inebriated on the wine of war, to the hallowed space of Ground Zero in New York City, Denton provided leadership and love, presence and prayer, counsel and creativity.....he kept his eyes on the prize of equality, loveable-ness, empowerment, and the precious value of every human being." He conveyed "calm to the distressed, peace to the tormented, challenge to the wandering, insight for the confused, grace for the troubled, humor for the overstressed, hope for the brutalized, and love for the abandoned...while he "kept a firm hand on the plow that turned over fresh furrows for the individual... with clear-minded insights, an unfettered intuition that bordered on genius, and a deeply compassionate heart.... as he helped to strengthen and transform life-saving, life-giving institutions." Frances Thronson, his co-author, recalls Denton as effervescing with ideas which she had to work hard to capture and to get down on paper in a form that would make sense to mere mortals. Readers of Able & Equal will experience the touch of his gentle wisdom and humanity as well as his passion for human worth and social justice. They will understand the respect and affection with which he is remembered by those who knew him.
Release date NZ
May 19th, 2017
Illustrations, black and white
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Not So Common Publishing
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