Essay on Black Theology And Black Power

1698 Words Jul 25th, 2016 7 Pages
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 the preface to the second edition of this book - that his black theology in 1970, was not receptive to the problem of sexism in the black community and society as a whole, or to the economic background and analysis of class oppression. He also admits his ignorance “in situ” of the various theologies, the Asian, the African, the Latin American and others. The definition he gives of theology and the process that he follows are revolutionary. He seeks to analyze the nature of the Christian faith in light of the oppressed that emerges from the biblical tradition. It gives biblical support to the concept of “liberation”. Here, he builds the justification that black theology, is Christian, when he identifies black people with Christ. His most…

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