James H. Cone | The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Recorded Dec 13, 2012
Direct Download: 20121213-jamesh..mp3

With the publication of his seminal work, Black Theology and Black Power, Dr. James H. Cone was dubbed the father of black liberation theology, a movement which takes root in 1960s civil rights activism. Cone’s work addresses God as concerned with the poor and the weak, and attempts to make the gospel relevant to the lives and struggles of American blacks. The Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at the Union Theological Seminary, Rev. Cone’s twelve books include God of the Oppressed and Martin and Malcolm in America. Of The Cross and the Lynching Tree, which received the 2012 Nautilus Silver Award, Huffington Post editors wrote: “Cone forces us to look hard at suffering, oppression and, ultimately, redemption.” 

Introduced by Nick Taliaferro, WURD

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