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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"Therefore, God's Word of reconciliation means that we can only be justified by becoming black... To be black means that your heart, your soul, your mind, and your body are where the dispossessed are." Read it. Everyone. Still immensely relevant and indispensably important. Read full review

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User Review  - Deb - Goodreads

This book was an interesting read. It was written in 1967, after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. What I found most interesting about this book, was the ability to take the author's ... Read full review


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The Gospel of Jesus Black People 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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