The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Author: James H. Cone

Publisher: Orbis Books

Published: 2011

Total Pages: 225

ISBN-13: 160833001X

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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

Publisher:

Published: 2011

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781626980051

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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

Publisher:

Published: 2011

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781570759376

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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.


My Soul Looks Back

My Soul Looks Back

Author: James H. Cone

Publisher: Orbis Books

Published: 1986

Total Pages: 123

ISBN-13: 1608330397

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"What is the relationship," James Cone asks, "between my training as a theologian and the black struggle for freedom? For what reason has God allowed a poor black boy from Bearden to become a professional systematic theologian? As I struggled with these questions...I could not escape the overwhelming conviction that God's spirit was calling me to do what I could for the enhancement of justice in the world, especially on behalf of my people. 'My Soul Looks Back' chronicles the author's grappling with these questions, as well as his formulation of an answer--an answer that would lead to the development of a black theology of liberation. Firmly rooted in the black church tradition, James Cone relates the formative features of his faith journey, from his childhood experience in Bearden, Arkansas, and his father's steadfast resistance to racism, through racial discrimination in graduate school, to his controversial articulation of a faith that seeks to break the shackles of racial oppression. In describing his more recent encounters with feminist, Marxist, and Third World thinkers, James Cone provides a compelling description of liberation theology, and a vivid portrayal of what it means to profess "a faith that does justice". (Back cover).


Black Theology and Black Power

Black Theology and Black Power

Author: Cone, James, H.

Publisher: Orbis Books

Published: 2018-12

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 1608337723

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"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)."


Martin & Malcolm & America

Martin & Malcolm & America

Author: James H. Cone

Publisher: Orbis Books

Published: 1992

Total Pages: 559

ISBN-13: 0883448246

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


Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody

Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody

Author: James H. Cone

Publisher: Orbis Books

Published: 2018

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 1608337685

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This autobiographical work is truly the capstone to the career of the man widely regarded as the "Father of Black Theology." Dr. Cone, a distinguished professor at Union Theological Seminary, died April 27, 2018. During the 1960s and O70s he argued for racial justice and an interpretation of the Christian Gospel that elevated the voices of the oppressed.ssed.


Speaking the Truth

Speaking the Truth

Author: Cone, James H.

Publisher: Orbis Books

Published: 2023-05-04

Total Pages: 223

ISBN-13: 1608339688

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"Black theology and its relationship to other Christian theologies (especially liberation theology) and secular ideologies is addressed in this collection of essays first published in 1986"--