Prophesy Deliverance!: An Afro-American Revolutionary Christianity

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2002 - Social Science - 185 pages
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In this, his premiere work, Cornel West provides readers with a new understanding of the African American experience based largely on his own political and cultural perspectives borne out of his own life's experiences. He challenges African Americans to consider the incorporation of Marxism into their theological perspectives, thereby adopting the mindset that it is class more so than race that renders one powerless in America. Armed with a new introduction by the author, this Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Prophesy Deliverance! is a must have.

 

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User Review  - shannonkearns - LibraryThing

a decent book although he takes a really long time to get to the point and at the end doesn't offer much in way of actual solutions. but an interesting read none-the-less. Read full review

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User Review  - David Christian - Goodreads

I wanted to give this a higher rating. I'm sympathetic to West's project of starting a dialogue between African American liberation theology and the anti-authoritarian strains of Marxism but as I read ... Read full review

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Contents

American Africans in Conflict Alienation in an Insecure Culture
27
A Genealogy of Modern Racism
47
The Four Traditions of Response
69
Prophetic AfroAmerican Christian Thought and Progressive Marxism
95
AfroAmerican Revolutionary Christianity
131
Notes
149
Index
179
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Cornel West is a popular lecturer, political activist, and Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professor at Harvard University.

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