Power in the Blood?: The Cross in the African American Experience

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Sep 1, 2005 - Religion - 200 pages
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Can the gospel message of the Atonement have a liberative message for black Christians? Is there, indeed, power in the blood of Jesus"? This study of the meaning of the cross in the African American religious experience is both comprehensive and powerful: comprehensive because it explores the meaning of the cross -- symbol of suffering and sacrifice -- from the early beginnings of Christianity through modern times, and powerful because it is written by a black woman who has experienced abuse and the oppression of field-work.
  

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Contents

The Refiners Fire
10
There Is a Fountain
35
The Scandal of the Cross
71
Rethinking Sacrifice
99
Our Mothers Gardens
126
Notes
145
Bibliography
175
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JoAnne Marie Terrell is Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology at Chicago Theological Seminary.

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