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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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

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I read this book for my "Theology in the Black Church Traditions" class. It was an extremely challenging read and made me think differently about the role of theology — how theology can be expressly ... 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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