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The Rise of Black-Enpowerment Theology in America: Remembering an Era Douglas E. Thomas

The Rise of Black-Enpowerment Theology in America: Remembering an Era

Douglas E. Thomas

Published January 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780967926506
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162 pages
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Black-Empowerment Theology is a spiritual biography that chroniclesthe life of James Cone -- the father of Black theology and liberationtheology. James Cone was the first person in history to write a text book onBlack theology. This book outlinesMoreBlack-Empowerment Theology is a spiritual biography that chroniclesthe life of James Cone -- the father of Black theology and liberationtheology. James Cone was the first person in history to write a text book onBlack theology. This book outlines the process he undertook to explicate theunique brand of Christianity practiced by African Americans.The Rise of Black-Empowerment Theology in America is a critical studyoutlining the history of Black Theology and the rise of Black Power inAmerica. In the mid-sixties when urban unrest was occurring across America,Cone begin to contemplate, What connection if any exist between Black peoplesstruggle for freedom, and the Christian gospel. He concluded that Jesus is onthe always been on the side of the oppressed. Thus, Jesus is fighting on theside of the Black church as well as those who advocated Black power. This workshow why it is important and necessary for advocates of Black religion andthose who are secular, to unite and fight against their common enemy -- whichare those forces that deny one from exerting their humanity.