The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree

by James H. Cone

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626980051
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 02/21/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 33,746
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xiii

1 "Nobody Knows de Trouble I See": The Cross and the Lynching Tree in the Black Experience 1

2 "The Terrible Beauty of the Cross" and the Tragedy of the Lynching Tree: A Reflection on Reinhold Niebuhr 30

3 Bearing the Cross and Staring Down the Lynching Tree: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Struggle to Redeem the Soul of America 65

4 The Recrucified Christ in Black Literary Imagination 93

5 "Oh Mary, Don't You Weep" 120

Conclusion: Legacies of the Cross and the Lynching Tree 152

Notes 167

Index 197

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