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A Black Theology of Liberation by James H. Cone
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Mar 09, 08

bookshelves: theological, race-ethnic-studies
Read in January, 2008

Victor Gimenez gave me this book to read after we had discussed some issues in the Christ and the City class. I had read it before back in the 70’s early 80’s but it was good to read again. Cone’s clear and sharp language leaves no room for doubt where he stands and places the issue squarely where they need to be. The notion that Jesus is “black” – a metaphor and symbol of oppression is powerful even today. While he notes his difficulty in speaking with whites on these issues. In the afterward he notes that it is difficult to speak to whites and black in the same language without alienating one or the other. This book continues to challenge me, and for that I am very grateful.

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