God of the Oppressed

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Overview

God of the Oppressed remains a landmark in the development of Black Theology - the first effort to present a systematic theology drawing fully on the resources of African-American religion and culture. Responding to the criticism that his previous books drew too heavily on Euro-American definitions of theology, James Cone went back to his experience of the black church in Bearden, Arkansas, the tradition of the Spirituals and black folklore, and the black history of struggle and survival, to construct a new approach to the gospel. In his reflections on God, Jesus, suffering, and liberation, 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. Revised, including a new introduction by Cone, God of the Oppressed remains invaluable for scholars, students, clergy, and everyone concerned with vital, contemporary God-Talk.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570751585
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 315,350
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1997 Edition
Preface to the 1975 Edition
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Speaking the Truth 15
Ch. 3 The Social Context of Theology 36
Ch. 4 Biblical Revelation and Social Existence 57
Ch. 5 Black Theology and Ideology 77
Ch. 6 Who Is Jesus Christ for Us Today? 99
Ch. 7 The Meaning of Liberation 127
Ch. 8 Divine Liberation and Black Suffering 150
Ch. 9 Liberation and the Christian Ethic 179
Ch. 10 Liberation and Reconciliation 207
Notes 227
Index 253
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  • Posted November 1, 2010

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    A Foundational Book

    This is a foundational book in African American Christian theological thought, especially in the realm of Christology. I found it helpful in my own faith life. The book assumes a certain amount of theological training or study in the background of its reader, but it is truly a worthy and great read.

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