Black theology and black power

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Orbis Books, Oct 1, 1997 - Social Science - 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."

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Upon rereading, I have to say it: This book changed my life. It was, for me, a vehicle of the Holy Spirit's convicting power. I've had my heart touched similarly by other books-- The Challenge of ... Read full review

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I'm on the last chapter, but so far the book is solid in its justification for a black theology that is totally dependent on the ideas and experiences of black people. It rallies around the concept of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction i
4
The Gospel of Jesus Black People and Black Power
31
The White Church and Black Power
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James H. Cone, Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary, is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians in America. His books include Black Theology & Black Power, A Black Theology of Liberation, The Spirituals & the Blues, God of the Oppressed, and Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare.

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