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Title:
A Black theology of liberation
Author:
Cone, James H.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Twentieth anniversary edition.
Publication Information:
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
xx, 214 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
"Original edition published by J.B. Lippincott Company, 1970"--T.p. verso.

Includes "After twenty years : critical reflections" by various authors (p. 145-201).
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780883446850
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

First published in 1970, this book presents a searing indictment of white theology and society, while offering a radical reappraisal of Christianity from the perspective of an oppressed black North American community. Now 20 years later, Cone reviews the evolution of his own thinking, plus black theology in dialogue with feminist theory and third world theologies of liberation.


Author Notes

James Hal Cone was born in Fordyce, Arkansas on August 5, 1938. He received a bachelor of divinity degree from Garrett Theological Seminary and a master's degree and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He became a central figure in the development of black liberation theology in the 1960s and 1970s. He spoke about racial inequalities that persisted in the form of economic injustice, mass incarceration, and police shootings. He joined the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in 1969 and was appointed to the distinguished Charles A. Biggs chair of systematic theology in 1977.

He wrote several books including Black Theology and Black Power, A Black Theology of Liberation, Crosscurrents, and The Cross and the Lynching Tree, which received the Grawemeyer Award in Religion in 2018. He died on April 28, 2018 at the age of 79.

(Bowker Author Biography)