Black Theology Of Liberation By H. Cone: A Marxist Social Analysis

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Immediately to “Black Theology and Black Power”, Cone writes and publishes “A Black Theology of Liberation”. There, he reflects his deep commitment to the black struggle for justice from the perspective of Christian theology, which helps African American to recognize that the gospel of Jesus is not only consistent with their struggle for liberation but has a meaning central to the twentieth century America.
“Racism is a disease that perverts human sensitivity and distorts the intellect”. He accuses white theology of being racist and using this as a theological justification of the status quo. Here, Cone admits that his style of doing theology is more influenced by Malcolm X than for Martin Luther King, Jr. he recognized - as it appears in
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Not by the skin color but, by faith. Of course, as stated above, do not take into account other ethnicities, other contexts and less the Marxist social analysis, same forgets that along with others Cornel West criticized.
In May of 1973, the World Council of Churches called, to participate in a discussion about black theology and Latin American liberation theology, to Paulo Freire, Hugo Assmann, Eduardo Modipo Molumba, and James H. Cone. That meeting was known as the “meeting of the uncommunication” because the positions of these theologians, for the other theologians, and European journalists religion specialists was totally radical. It was also one of the first meetings of Cone with the Latin American Liberation Theology. In this symposium, it was stated that:
“Meanwhile we live in a world of oppressors and oppressed, the communication will not be possible … How will we communicate among us if we live in different
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The release is a matter of the oppressed”
In one of their conclusions, they also said that theological analysis of Latin American Liberation Theology takes social class as its starting point and the black world, takes on the color of their skin as their starting point.
After that meeting Cone published the book “God of the oppressed” .
In this book relates that after studying the whole history of theology was a small college in Arkansas, where he worked, that he breaks epistemologically with all white theology learned. Barth, Tillich and others did not say or have anything to say to the black students who came from the cotton fields to prepare themselves, in order to give a change to their life in a society that have defined them as “non- beings”. In this book raises a Christian ethic of liberation which begins with “a total break with the white past”.
This work is more mature because the radicalism of his earlier works it is not felt, but it is perceived the confrontation, the challenge to be free from oppression, whether because of skin color or social

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