A Black Theology of Liberation by James Cone

Author: James Cone. Review by Mark Russ.

A Black Theology of Liberation | Photo: book cover

Every now and again I encounter a book that gives me such a jolt it demands to be talked about. This book was first published in 1970 but I read it recently and it has stirred me up. James H Cone’s work has been much discussed within the black theological community. I’m yet to familiarise myself with this conversation but I hope a record of my own learning process might help the learning process of other white Quakers. I found it exciting and disturbing, and it presents several challenges:

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