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.



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 Executed God

The Executed God Author Mark Lewis Taylor
ISBN-10 9781506401454
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 320
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The new edition of Mark Lewis Taylor’s award-winning The Executed God is both a searing indictment of the structures of “Lockdown America” and a visionary statement of hope. It is also a call for action to Jesus followers to resist US imperial projects and power. Outlining a “theatrics of state terror,” Taylor identifies and analyzes its instruments—mass incarceration, militarized police tactics, surveillance, torture, immigrant repression, and capital punishment—through which a racist and corporatized Lockdown America enforces in the US a global neoliberal economic and political imperialism. Against this, The Executed God proposes a “counter-theatrics to state terror,” a declamation of the way of the cross for Jesus followers that unmasks the powers of US state domination and enacts an adversarial politics of resistance, artful dramatic actions, and the building of peoples’ movements. These are all intrinsic to a Christian politics of remembrance of the Jesus executed by empire. Heralded in its first edition, this new edition is thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, offering a demanding rethinking and recreating of what being a Christian is and of how Christianity should dream, hope, mobilize, and act to bring about what Taylor terms “a liberating material spirituality” to unseat the state that kills.



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 9780199882373
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.



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.



Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Ground Author Douglas Brown, Kelly
ISBN-10 9781608335404
Release 2015-05-05
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Stand Your Ground has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Stand Your Ground also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Stand Your Ground book for free.



Martin and Malcolm and America A Dream or a Nightmare

Martin and Malcolm and America  A Dream or a Nightmare Author James H. Cone
ISBN-10 9781608330409
Release 1992
Pages 13
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This groundbreaking and highly acclaimed work examines the two most influential African-American leaders of this century. While Martin Luther King, Jr., saw America as "a dream . . . Cone cuts through superficial assessments of King and Malcolm as polar opposites to reveal two men whose visions were moving toward convergence. (Orbis Books)



Racial Justice and the Catholic Church

Racial Justice and the Catholic Church Author Bryan N. Massingale
ISBN-10 9781608331802
Release 2014-07-30
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Racial Justice and the Catholic Church has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Racial Justice and the Catholic Church also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Racial Justice and the Catholic Church book for free.



Power in the Blood

Power in the Blood Author JoAnne Marie Terrell
ISBN-10 9781597523530
Release 2005-09-01
Pages 200
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Can the gospel message of the Atonement have a liberative message for black Christians? Is there, indeed, "power in the blood of Jesus"? This study of the meaning of the cross in the African American religious experience is both comprehensive and powerful: comprehensive because it explores the meaning of the cross -- symbol of suffering and sacrifice -- from the early beginnings of Christianity through modern times, and powerful because it is written by a black woman who has experienced abuse and the oppression of field-work.



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



Holy Trinity Perfect Community

Holy Trinity  Perfect Community Author Leonardo Boff
ISBN-10 9781608330928
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Holy Trinity Perfect Community has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Holy Trinity Perfect Community also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Holy Trinity Perfect Community book for free.



Risks of Faith

Risks of Faith Author James H. Cone
ISBN-10 0807009512
Release 2000-11-01
Pages 196
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A revolutionary new book traces the origins and history of black theology from slavery through Malcolm X and the present. Original.