The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree Author James H. Cone
ISBN-10 9781608330010
Release 2011
Pages 202
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A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and "black death," the cross symbolizes divine power and "black life" God overcoming the power of sin and death. For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era. In a work that spans social history, theology, and cultural studies, Cone explores the message of the spirituals and the power of the blues; the passion and of Emmet Till and the engaged vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.; he invokes the spirits of Billie Holliday and Langston Hughes, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ida B. Well, and the witness of black artists, writers, preachers, and fighters for justice. And he remembers the victims, especially the 5,000 who perished during the lynching period. Through their witness he contemplates the greatest challenge of any Christian theology to explain how life can be made meaningful in the face of death and injustice.



The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree Author James H. Cone
ISBN-10 1626980055
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 202
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Examines the symbols of the cross and the lynching tree in African Americans daily life, spiritual life, and history.



The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree Author James H. Cone
ISBN-10 1570759375
Release 2011
Pages 202
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The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this work, Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of African American folk.



God of the Oppressed

God of the Oppressed Author James H. Cone
ISBN-10 9781570751585
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 257
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In his reflections on God, Jesus, suffering, and liberation, James H. Cone relates the gospel message to the experience of the black community. But a wider theme of the book is the role that social and historical context plays in framing the questions we address to God as well as the mode of the answers provided.



Black Theology and Black Power

Black Theology and Black Power Author James H. Cone
ISBN-10 9781608330379
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Black Theology and Black Power has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Black Theology and Black Power also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Black Theology and Black Power book for free.



A Black Theology of Liberation

A Black Theology of Liberation Author James H. Cone
ISBN-10 9781608330362
Release 1970
Pages 166
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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.



My Soul Looks Back

My Soul Looks Back Author James H. Cone
ISBN-10 9781608330393
Release 1986
Pages 144
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Firmly rooted in the black church tradition, James H. Cone relates the formative features of his faith journey, from his childhood experience in Bearden, Arkansas, and his father's steadfast resistance to racism, through racial discrimination in graduate school, to his controversial articulation of a faith that seeks to break the shackles of racial oppression.



The Color of Christ

The Color of Christ Author Edward J. Blum
ISBN-10 9780807835722
Release 2012
Pages 340
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Explores the dynamic nature of Christ worship in the U.S., addressing how his image has been visually remade to champion the causes of white supremacists and civil rights leaders alike, and why the idea of a white Christ has endured.



The Spirituals and the Blues

The Spirituals and the Blues Author James H. Cone
ISBN-10 9781608330416
Release 1972
Pages 152
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The Spirituals and the Blues has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Spirituals and the Blues also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Spirituals and the Blues book for free.



Cross Examinations

Cross Examinations Author Marit Trelstad
ISBN-10 1451413610
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Pages 320
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In today's theological landscape the significance of the cross has become strongly affirmed and radically questioned. This exciting volume gathers theologians and historians who have thought through these critical and constructive issues: Do traditional understandings of the cross valorize suffering or violence? Are the older soteriological models, which see redemption as a kind of ransom or debt satisfaction, fitting for the contemporary worldview? Do they produce a piety that acquiesces in needless suffering, or does the cross precisely meet the massive suffering and injustice of today's world?Following an expert introduction to the issues and options by editor Marit Trelstad, each author addresses the Christian symbol of the cross in the context of current theological, sociological, political, or environmental issues.



Race

Race Author J. Kameron Carter
ISBN-10 0199722234
Release 2008-09-02
Pages 504
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In Race: A Theological Account, J. Kameron Carter meditates on the multiple legacies implicated in the production of a racialized world and that still mark how we function in it and think about ourselves. These are the legacies of colonialism and empire, political theories of the state, anthropological theories of the human, and philosophy itself, from the eighteenth-century Enlightenment to the present. Carter's claim is that Christian theology, and the signal transformation it (along with Christianity) underwent, is at the heart of these legacies. In that transformation, Christian anti-Judaism biologized itself so as to racialize itself. As a result, and with the legitimation of Christian theology, Christianity became the cultural property of the West, the religious ground of white supremacy and global hegemony. In short, Christianity became white. The racial imagination is thus a particular kind of theological problem. Not content only to describe this problem, Carter constructs a way forward for Christian theology. Through engagement with figures as disparate in outlook and as varied across the historical landscape as Immanuel Kant, Frederick Douglass, Jarena Lee, Michel Foucault, Cornel West, Albert Raboteau, Charles Long, James Cone, Irenaeus of Lyons, Gregory of Nyssa, and Maximus the Confessor, Carter reorients the whole of Christian theology, bringing it into the twenty-first century. Neither a simple reiteration of Black Theology nor another expression of the new theological orthodoxies, this groundbreaking book will be a major contribution to contemporary Christian theology, with ramifications in other areas of the humanities.



Dear White Christians

Dear White Christians Author Jennifer Harvey
ISBN-10 9780802872074
Release 2014-11-26
Pages 272
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In this provocative book Jennifer Harvey argues for a radical shift in how justice-committed white Christians think about race. She calls for moving away from the reconciliation paradigm that currently dominates interracial relations and embracing instead a reparations paradigm. Harvey presents an insightful historical analysis of the painful fissures that emerged among activist Christians toward the end of the Civil Rights movement, and she shows the necessity of bringing "white" racial identity into clear view in order to counter today's oppressive social structures. A deeply constructive, hopeful work, Dear White Christians will help readers envision new racial possibilities, including concrete examples of contemporary reparations initiatives. This book is for any who care about the gospel call to justice but feel stuck trying to get there, given the ongoing prevalence of deep racial divisions in the church and society at large. W atch a 2015 interview with the author:



Martin Malcolm America

Martin   Malcolm   America Author James H. Cone
ISBN-10 1570759790
Release 2012
Pages 358
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James Cone cuts through the superficial assessments of King and Malcolm as polar opposites to reveal two men whose visions were complementary and moving towards convergence.



Taking Up the Cross

Taking Up the Cross Author Barbara E. Reid
ISBN-10 9780800662080
Release 2007
Pages 263
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* Fresh insights into the power of New testament imagery to promote life as well as to perpetuate suffering * Close readings of New Testament narratives and metaphors for the suffering of Jesus



Jesus and the Disinherited

Jesus and the Disinherited Author Howard Thurman
ISBN-10 0807010294
Release 1949
Pages 112
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Jesus and the Disinherited is a Beacon Press publication.



The Executed God

The Executed God Author Mark Lewis Taylor
ISBN-10 1451413874
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Pages 208
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The number of U.S. inmates has tripled since 1980, to more than 2 million people. Prison Industry growth includes the construction of 26 federal and 96 state prisons since1996 alone, and it employs 523,000 people. This book describes and explains the dimensions and abuses in our system, including capital punishment, and fosters compassionate and effective Christian response. According to Taylor, "Remembering the executed Jesus is crucial to mobilizing effective response to 'lockdown America today".



Sisters in the Wilderness

Sisters in the Wilderness Author Dolores S. Williams
ISBN-10 9781626980389
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 320
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This landmark work first published 20 years ago helped establish the field of African-American womanist theology. It is widely regarded as a classic text in the field. Drawing on the biblical figure of Hagar mother of Ishmael, cast into the desert by Abraham and Sarah, but protected by God Williams finds a proptype for the struggle of African-American women. African slave, homeless exile, surrogate mother, Hagar's story provides an image of survival and defiance appropriate to black women today. Exploring the themes implicit in Hagar's story poverty and slavery, ethnicity and sexual exploitation, exile and encounter with God Williams traces parallels in the history of African-American women from slavery to the present day. A new womanist theology emerges from this shared experience, from the interplay of oppressions on account of race, sex and class. Sisters in the Wilderness offers a telling critique of theologies that promote "liberation" but ignore women of color. This is a book that defined a new theological project and charted a path that others continue to explore.