Black Theology and Black Power

Black Theology and Black Power

by James H. Cone
     
 

ISBN-10: 1570751579

ISBN-13: 9781570751578

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: Orbis Books

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…  See more details below

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570751578
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
217,846
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1989 Edition
Preface
Introduction1
IToward a Constructive Definition of Black Power5
What Is Black Power?5
Black Power and Existential Absurdity8
Is Black Power a Form of Black Racism?12
Why Integration Is Not the Answer17
Is There an Appropriate Response to White Racism?20
How Does Black Power Relate to White Guilt?23
Black Power and the White Liberal26
Black Power: Hope or Despair?28
IIThe Gospel of Jesus, Black People, and Black Power31
What Is the Gospel of Jesus?34
Christ, Black Power, and Freedom38
The Righteousness of God and Black Power43
Christian Love and Black Power47
The Holy Spirit and Black Power53
IIIThe White Church and Black Power62
What Is the Church?63
The White Church and Black Power71
Black Power and American Theology82
IVThe Black Church and Black Power91
The Black Church before the Civil War94
The Post-Civil War Black Church103
VSome Perspectives of Black Theology116
On Black Suffering117
On Religious Authority118
On Eschatology121
On the Creation of New Values127
VIRevolution, Violence, and Reconciliation in Black Theology135
Revolution136
Violence138
Reconciliation143
Notes153
Index163

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