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    A Black Theology of Liberation James H. Cone introduced “Black Liberation Theology” to the world five years after the assassination of Malcolm X, two years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, three years before America pulled out of Vietnam and four years before Nixon resigned as President of the United States. “A Black Theology of Liberation,” published in 1970, responded to the racial disparities suffered by Blacks since the inception of slavery. Cone’s premise demanded that in order for African Americans to mount a theological resistance to the ongoing oppression by the dominant culture, it would be necessary to view the work of God in the Bible from a perspective other than that proposed by white theologians. This new perspective required a look at the historical record of slavery and work of God historically. Although the use of black history as a theological foundation for liberation appeared to be constricted, it set the foundation for explaining how Africans shipped to America against their will were able to use a white theology to mount resistance against chattel slavery and continued oppression in America. Cone’s Christian theological treatise, described as a theology of liberation is defined as “a rational study of the being of God in the world in light of…

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    Black theology is a theology of liberation which pushes back against the theology of academia which says nothing about racial injustice, and the oppression of economic privilege. James Cone a brilliant theologian and architect of black theology provides a theological perspective for elevating the oppressed by clearly articulating that the God of the Bible is a God of liberation. Cone in this book Risks of Faith: The Emergence of a Black Theology of Liberation offers an assortment of essays some…

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    In Black Theology of Liberation, author, Dwight Hopkins takes his audience on a journey through religious experience and interpretation by examining the overarching concept of what it means to fulfill both identities of being African American and Christian. In doing so, he introduces what he believes the four major building blocks are that construct black theology of liberation: historical context of slavery, unique interpretation of biblical scripture, relation of gospel experiences to African…

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    have to define black theology. Essay “Environmental Racism and Black Theology: James H. Cone Instructs Us on Whiteness,” by Marguerite…

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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…

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    The Theology of African American Worship Among the many elements of Black worship are prayer, music, and preaching. Together, they form a formidable combination for praise and thanksgiving. Prayer. In the African-American worship service, prayer is an irreplaceable that consists of three critical factors: the individual praying, the prayer itself, and the participation of the congregation. The Spirit of God takes possession of the person who prays as much as He does the preacher, with the…

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    Currently serving as Robert K. Davies Professor of Systematic Theology at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, James J. Evans is a theologian and author of multiple books within the study of theology and also African American studies. We Shall All Be Changed is a socio-historical critique of the problems faced by African Americans with regard the rhetoric of race, health, religion, and culture. Evans exhibits these difficulties and a theological, social solution in view of a “transformed”…

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    Julian's Theology

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    Julian’s Theology In a time period of which the traditional theology of the church was centered around the damning and vengeful nature of God towards sinners, Julian of Norwich carefully contradicts the condemning nature of the doctrine of the church and offers a more forward-looking theology grounded in God’s love. Contrary to the church’s view of an angry God reigning down eternal damnation as punishment for sin, Julian reconstructs the character of God in opposition to the views by…

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    reformed through grace. According to the original disposition, God placed the individual in the paradise of pleasure. But due to that individual turning away from light of God we are affected by original sin. It affected the human nature by a twofold, the mind with ignorance and the flesh with concupiscence. And the result of all this is “…that man, blinded and bent over, sits in darkness and does not see the light of heaven, unless grace comes to his aid (pg 7). This is through Jesus…

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    The first he completed at the age of twenty-one. He completed his second dissertation in 1931, entitled “Act and Being” written in 1930, deals with the consciousness of human sinfulness and the revelation of God. . He completed his dissertation entitled, The Communing of the Saints at the age of twenty-one. Bonhoeffer said that his true genuine faith in Christ did not begin until after his first dissertation was published. Communing of the Saints with the subtitle- “A Theological Study of the…

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