A Black theology of liberation / James H. Cone.Language: English Publisher: 2010Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. Orbis Books, ©2010Edition: 40th anniversary edDescription: xxiv, 166 pages 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781570758959; 1570758956DDC classification: 230.089/96 LOC classification: BT82.7 | .C666 2010BT78 | .C59 2010Other classification: Ca
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-164) and index.
The content of theology -- The sources and norm of Black theology -- The meaning of Revelation -- God in Black theology -- The human being in Black theology -- Jesus Christ in Black theology -- Church, world, and eschatology in Black theology.
With the publication of his two early works, Black Theology & Black Power (1969) and A Black Theology of Liberation (1970), James Cone emerged as one of the most creative and provocative theological voices in North America. These books, which offered a searing indictment of white theology and society, introduced a radical reappraisal of the Christian message for our time.
Combining the visions of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., Cone radically reappraised Christianity from the perspective of the oppressed black community in North America. Forty years later, his work retains its original power, enhanced now by reflections on the evolution of his own thinking and of black theology and on the needs of the present moment. --Book Jacket.