Risks of Faith: The Emergence of a Black Theology of Liberation, 1968-1998
"American religious thought at its best."—Michael Eric Dyson, author of I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.
From the birth of Black Theology to James Cone's seminal work on the theology of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the philosophy of Malcolm X, to the importance of the environmental movement, Risks of Faith presents the best and breadth of Black Theology.
"James Hal Cone has almost singlehandedly re-shaped western theological thought to make it racially inclusive by demythologizing the conventional myths and shibboleths which kept it a white spiritual and philosophical preserve for centuries."—C. Eric Lincoln, William Rand Kenan Professor of Religion and Culture (Emeritus), Duke University
"This volume of new and classic texts offers a wide-ranging introduction to the esteemed theologian's work."—Emerge
"Risks of Faith shows that Cone is as much a prophet after thirty years as he was in the beginning."—Delores S. Williams, author of Black Theology in a New Key
"Risks of Faith will be a revelation to those unaware that Black Religion reflects the finest modern manifestation of Jesus' teachings."—Derrick Bell, author of Gospel Choirs
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Review: Risks of Faith: The Emergence of a Black Theology of Liberation 1968-98User Review - Darrell Vandervort - Goodreads
Excellent collection of essays covering 40+ years. Especially poignant was the last essay on environmental racism. The essay, written in 1998, is still unfortunately accurate. Read full review
Review: Risks of Faith: The Emergence of a Black Theology of Liberation 1968-98User Review - Anthony Everett - Goodreads
A good liberation theology treatise with a classical European systematic approach. Got to live Dr. Cone no matter the flavor. Read full review