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Black Theology A Documentary History, 1966-1979

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ISBN-10: 088344853X

ISBN-13: 9780883448533

Edition: 2nd

Authors: James H. Cone, Gayraud S. Wilmore

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List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Orbis Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

A leading African American theologian and an advocate of black theology, James H. Cone was born in Fordyce, Arkansas. Cone came of age during the civil rights movement and he was drawn to the black power movement that gained prominence in the late 1960s. Rejecting the nonviolence of Martin Luther King, Jr., Cone moved to join theology with the militant, separatist vision of Malcolm X, with its espousal of forceful societal change to achieve racial equality. Cone's book Black Theology and Black Power (1969) eloquently equated black power with the political and spiritual liberation of black Americans. In it, he equated blackness as symbolic of oppression and whiteness as symbolic of the…