On 19 October 2006, Harvard Divinity School hosted James Cone, Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, to present the 2006 Ingersoll Lecture. Cone, as many might know, is/was a promoter of Black Liberation Theology, first bursting onto the scene with his book, Black Theology and […]
I am not a liberation theologian, but in Intro to Theology, we have to read James Cone. Cone, as you know, makes a case for liberation theology in which black (oppressed, regardless of color) is set against white (oppressors, regardless of color). But there is a sin for blackness, in that black participates in the […]
Willimon doesn’t take kindly to PSA. He writes, on 112-113: The salvation that once was corporate and social was made private and personal. This is but one of the problems with the substitutionary atonement— salvation is separated from ethics. Salvation is thus construed as mainly about rescuing us for some other world. Thus James Cone, […]
First, from here, In his latest attack on the Social Justice, Glenn Beck slams the work of James H. Cone and Black Liberation Theology. On the surface, what Beck says may be appealing; Cone does make people uncomfortable. With a black man in the White House and talk of a “post-racial” America, who wants to […]
Thanks to Rodney for this (via Facebook) Now, it is very funny, etc… and I don’t buy into Liberation Theology although I think it has something to offer. It is funny, nonetheless.