The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
Author: James H. Cone
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781608330010
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Release: 2011
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 202
ISBN: 1626980055
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Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 202
ISBN: 1570759375
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781608330386
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Release: 1997
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

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Black Theology and Black Power

Black Theology and Black Power
Author: Cone, James, H.
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781608337729
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Release: 2018-12
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The introduction to this edition by Cornel West was originally published in Dwight N. Hopkins, ed., Black Faith and Public Talk: Critical Essays on James H. Cone's Black Theology & Black Power (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999; reprinted 2007 by Baylor University Press)."

My Soul Looks Back

My Soul Looks Back
Author: James H. Cone
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781608330393
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Release: 1986
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

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Martin Malcolm America

Martin   Malcolm   America
Author: James H. Cone
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9780883448243
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Release: 1991
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reexamines the ideology of the two most prominent leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960s

At the Altar of Lynching

At the Altar of Lynching
Author: Donald G. Mathews
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781107182974
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Release: 2017-09-21
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a new interpretation of the lynching of Sam Hose through the lens of the religious culture in the evangelical American South.

Solus Jesus

Solus Jesus
Author: Emily Swan,Ken Wilson
Pages: 408
ISBN: 164180016X
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Release: 2018-07-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blue Ocean Faith pastors Ken Wilson and Emily Swan issue an open invitation to renew Christianity 500 years after the Reformation. The authors argue that the church's future depends on focusing more closely the inclusive message of Christianity's founder. Their new cry: "Solus Jesus!" Only Jesus!

What s Faith Got to Do with It Black Bodies Christian Souls

What s Faith Got to Do with It  Black Bodies   Christian Souls
Author: Douglas, Kelly Brown
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781608337927
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Release: 2018-09-26
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

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Race

Race
Author: J. Kameron Carter
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9780199882373
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Release: 2008-09-02
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Christ and Horrors

Christ and Horrors
Author: Marilyn McCord Adams
Pages: 331
ISBN: 0521686008
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Release: 2006-09-21
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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The Spirituals and the Blues

The Spirituals and the Blues
Author: James H. Cone
Pages: 141
ISBN: 9780883448434
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Release: 1992
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cone explores two classic aspects of African-American culture--the spirituals and the blues. He tells the captivating story of how slaves and the children of slaves used this music to affirm their essential humanity in the face of oppression. The blues are shown to be a "this-worldly" expression of cultural and political rebellion. The spirituals tell about the "attempt to carve out a significant existence in a very trying situation".

Risks of Faith

Risks of Faith
Author: James H. Cone
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0807009512
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Release: 2000-11
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A revolutionary new book traces the origins and history of black theology from slavery through Malcolm X and the present. Original.

Cross and Cosmos

Cross and Cosmos
Author: John D. Caputo
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9780253043146
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Release: 2019-07-23
Editor: Indiana University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John D. Caputo stretches his project as a radical theologian to new limits in this groundbreaking book. Mapping out his summative theological position, he identifies with Martin Luther to take on notions of the hidden god, the theology of the cross, confessional theology, and natural theology. Caputo also confronts the dark side of the cross with its correlation to lynching and racial and sexual discrimination. Caputo is clear that he is not writing as any kind of orthodox Lutheran but is instead engaging with a radical view of theology, cosmology, and poetics of the cross. Readers will recognize Caputo's signature themes—hermeneutics, deconstruction, weakness, and the call—as well as his unique voice as he writes about moral life and our strivings for joy against contemporary society and politics.

The Decline of African American Theology

The Decline of African American Theology
Author: Thabiti M. Anyabwile
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9780830877188
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Release: 2009-08-20
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thabiti Anyabwile argues that contemporary African American theology has fallen far from the tree of its early American antecedents. This book is a goldmine for any reader interested in the history of African American Christianity. With a foreword by Mark Noll.

Born from Lament

Born from Lament
Author: Katongole, Emmanuel
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9780802874344
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Release: 2017
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Profound reflection on lament and hope arising out of Africa's immense suffering. There is no more urgent theological task than to provide an account of hope in Africa, given its endless cycles of violence, war, poverty, and displacement. So claims Emmanuel Katongole, a recognised, innovative theological voice from Africa. In the midst of suffering, Katongole says, hope takes the form of "arguing" and "wrestling" with God. Such lament is not merely a cry of pain--it is a way of mourning, protesting, and appealing to God. As he unpacks the rich theological and social dimensions of the practice of lament in Africa, Katongole tells the stories of courageous Christian activists working for change in East Africa and invites readers to enter into lament along with them.

Cross Shattered Christ

Cross Shattered Christ
Author: Stanley Hauerwas
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9781441202451
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Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Cross-Shattered Christ, theologian Stanley Hauerwas offers a moving reflection on Jesus's final words from the cross. This small and powerful volume is theologically poignant and steeped in humility. Hauerwas's pithy discussion opens our ears to the language of Scripture while opening our hearts to a truer vision of God. Touching in original and surprising ways on subjects such as praying the Psalms and our need to be remembered by Jesus, Hauerwas emphasizes Christ's humanity as well as the sheer "differentness" of God. Ideal for personal devotion during Lent and throughout the year, Cross-Shattered Christ offers a transformative reading of Jesus's words that goes directly to the heart of the gospel.

The Narrative Self in Early Christianity

The Narrative Self in Early Christianity
Author: Janet E. Spittler
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780884143987
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Release: 2019-10-04
Editor: SBL Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essays that explore early Christian texts and the broader world in which they were written This volume of twelve essays celebrates the contributions of classicist Judith Perkins to the study of early Christianity. Drawing on Perkins's insights related to apocryphal texts, representations of pain and suffering, and the creation of meaning, contributors explore the function of Christian narratives that depict pain and suffering, the motivations of the early Christians who composed these stories, and their continuing value to contemporary people. Contributors also examine how narratives work to create meaning in a religious context. These contributions address these issues from a variety of angles through a wide range of texts. Features: Introductions to and treatments of several largely unknown early Christian texts Essays by ten women and two men influenced or mentored by Judith Perkins Essays on the Deuterocanon, the New Testament, and early Christian relics

Is God a White Racist

Is God a White Racist
Author: William Ronald Jones
Pages: 259
ISBN: UOM:39015047058832
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A critique of the black church's treatment of evil and the nature of suffering provides insight into the beliefs and future of liberation theology.