The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
Author: James H. Cone
Release: 2011
Editor: Orbis Books
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781608330010
Language: en
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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
Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 202
ISBN: 1626980055
Language: en
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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
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 202
ISBN: 1570759375
Language: en
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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.

Black Theology and Black Power

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

God of the Oppressed

God of the Oppressed
Author: James H. Cone
Release: 1997
Editor: Orbis Books
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781608330386
Language: en
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My Soul Looks Back

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

Martin   Malcolm   America
Author: James H. Cone
Release: 1991
Editor: Orbis Books
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9780883448243
Language: en
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Reexamines the ideology of the two most prominent leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960s

The Black Christ

The Black Christ
Author: Douglas, Kelly Brown
Release: 2019-04-24
Editor: Orbis Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781608337781
Language: en
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Cross and Cosmos

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

The Executed God
Author: Mark Lewis Taylor
Release: 2015-11-01
Editor: Fortress Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781506401454
Language: en
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The new edition of Mark Lewis Taylor’s award-winning The Executed God is both a searing indictment of the structures of “Lockdown America” and a visionary statement of hope. It is also a call for action to Jesus followers to resist US imperial projects and power. Outlining a “theatrics of state terror,” Taylor identifies and analyzes its instruments—mass incarceration, militarized police tactics, surveillance, torture, immigrant repression, and capital punishment—through which a racist and corporatized Lockdown America enforces in the US a global neoliberal economic and political imperialism. Against this, The Executed God proposes a “counter-theatrics to state terror,” a declamation of the way of the cross for Jesus followers that unmasks the powers of US state domination and enacts an adversarial politics of resistance, artful dramatic actions, and the building of peoples’ movements. These are all intrinsic to a Christian politics of remembrance of the Jesus executed by empire. Heralded in its first edition, this new edition is thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, offering a demanding rethinking and recreating of what being a Christian is and of how Christianity should dream, hope, mobilize, and act to bring about what Taylor terms “a liberating material spirituality” to unseat the state that kills.

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
Release: 2018-09-26
Editor: Orbis Books
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781608337927
Language: en
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At the Altar of Lynching

At the Altar of Lynching
Author: Donald G. Mathews
Release: 2017-09-21
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781107182974
Language: en
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Offers a new interpretation of the lynching of Sam Hose through the lens of the religious culture in the evangelical American South.

The Spirituals and the Blues

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

Race

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

The Cambridge Companion to Black Theology

The Cambridge Companion to Black Theology
Author: Dwight N. Hopkins,Edward P. Antonio
Release: 2012-07-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 333
ISBN: 9780521705691
Language: en
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A comprehensive look at black theology and its connection with major doctrinal themes within Christianity from a global perspective.

Healing the Gospel

Healing the Gospel
Author: Derek Flood
Release: 2012-08-06
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781620321621
Language: en
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Why did Jesus have to die? Was it to appease a wrathful God's demand for punishment? Does that mean Jesus died to save us from God? How could someone ever truly love or trust a God like that? How can that ever be called "Good News"? It's questions like these that make so many people want to have nothing to do with Christianity.Healing the Gospel challenges the assumption that the Christian understanding of justice is rooted in a demand for violent punishment, and instead offers a radically different understanding of the gospel based on God's restorative justice. Connecting our own experiences of faith with the New Testament narrative, author Derek Flood shows us an understanding of the cross that not only reveals God's heart of grace, but also models our own way of Christ-like love. It's a vision of the gospel that exposes violence, rather than supporting it--a gospel rooted in love of enemies, rather than retribution. The result is a nonviolent understanding of the atonement that is not only thoroughly biblical, but will help people struggling with their faith to encounter grace.

Kindred

Kindred
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Release: 2004-02-01
Editor: Beacon Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780807083703
Language: en
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The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

Indecent Theology

Indecent Theology
Author: Marcella Althaus-Reid
Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781134562565
Language: en
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Indecent Theology brings liberation theology up to date by introducing the radical critical approaches of gender, postcolonial, and queer theory. Grounded in actual examples from Latin America, Marcella Althaus-Reid's highly provocative, but immaculately researched book reworks three distinct areas of theology - sexual, political and systematic. It exposes the connections between theology, sexuality and politics, whilst initiating a dramatic sexual rereading of systematic theology. Groundbreaking, intriguing and scholarly, Indecent Theology broadens the debate on sexuality and theology as never before.

Cross Shattered Christ

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

Watershed Discipleship

Watershed Discipleship
Author: Ched Myers
Release: 2016-10-21
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9781498280761
Language: en
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This collection introduces and explores "watershed discipleship" as a critical, contextual, and constructive approach to ecological theology and practice, and features emerging voices from a generation that has grown up under the shadow of climate catastrophe. Watershed Discipleship is a "triple entendre" that recognizes we are in a watershed historical moment of crisis, focuses on our intrinsically bioregional locus as followers of Jesus, and urges us to become disciples of our watersheds. Bibliographic framing essays by Myers trace his journey into a bioregionalist Christian faith and practice and offer reflections on incarnational theology, hermeneutics, and ecclesiology. The essays feature more than a dozen activists, educators, and practitioners under the age of forty, whose work and witness attest to a growing movement of resistance and reimagination across North America. This anthology overviews the bioregional paradigm and its theological and political significance for local sustainability, restorative justice, and spiritual renewal. Contributors reread both biblical texts and churchly practices (such as mission, baptism, and liturgy) through the lens of "re-place-ment." Herein is a comprehensive and engaged call for a "Transition church" that can help turn our history around toward environmental resiliency and social justice, by passionate advocates on the front lines of watershed discipleship. CONTRIBUTORS: Sasha Adkins, Jay Beck, Tevyn East, Erinn Fahey, Katarina Friesen, Matt Humphrey, Vickie Machado, Jonathan McRay, Sarah Nolan, Reyna Ortega, Dave Pritchett, Erynn Smith, Sarah Thompson, Lydia Wylie-Kellermann