First published in 1969 as an outgrowth of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements of the 1960's, this newly updated and expanded edition demonstrates Cone's initial articulation of a black theology of liberation wedded to insights gleaned from the Black Power movement. Widely heralded as the father of black theology, Cone offers the first attempt to relate the Christian Gospel to the black struggle against racism and for liberation in this landmark book. Although much has changed since 1969, Black Theology & Black Power continues to challenge the societal structures of racism and classism, which still enact a heavy toll on black communities today.
First published in 1969, "Black Theology & Black Power" provided the first systematic presentation of black theology. Relating the militant struggle for liberation with the gospel message of salvation, James Cone laid the foundation for an original interpretation of Christianity that retains its urgency and challenge today.
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