Black Theology and Black Power

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Orbis Books, 1997 - Religion - 165 pages
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"Newly updated and expanded, this classic work is a product of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements in America during the 1960's. Black Theology & Black Power is James H. Cone's initial attempt to identify liberation as the heart of the Christian gospel, and blackness as the primary mode of God's presence. As he explains in an introduction written for this edition, "I wanted to speak on behalf of the voiceless black masses in the name of Jesus whose gospel I believed had been greatly distorted by the preaching and theology of white churches.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Sean Muldowney - Goodreads

Written in 1969 and updated in 1989, this book has stood the test of time and is proving to be a prophetic description of the racial injustices occurring today, most notably in Ferguson. As a white ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

Didn't enjoy it as much as God of the Oppressed. But the language he uses in this book is interesting... a turning-on-its-head of the white supremicism found in theology. Read full review


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The Gospel of Jesus Black People and Black Power
The White Church and Black Power

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About the author (1997)

James H. Cone is a Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary, New York.

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