The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Written By James H. Cone
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
  • Publsiher : Orbis Books
  • Release : 29 September 2022
  • ISBN : 160833001X
  • Pages : 202 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 3 reviews
GET THIS BOOKThe Cross and the Lynching Tree


Read or download book entitled The Cross and the Lynching Tree written by James H. Cone which was release on 29 September 2022, this book published by Orbis Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and "black death," the cross symbolizes divine power and "black life" God overcoming the power of sin and death. For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era. In a work that spans social history, theology, and cultural studies, Cone explores the message of the spirituals and the power of the blues; the passion and of Emmet Till and the engaged vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.; he invokes the spirits of Billie Holliday and Langston Hughes, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ida B. Well, and the witness of black artists, writers, preachers, and fighters for justice. And he remembers the victims, especially the 5,000 who perished during the lynching period. Through their witness he contemplates the greatest challenge of any Christian theology to explain how life can be made meaningful in the face of death and injustice.

The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
  • Author : James H. Cone
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian ...

Afro Pentecostalism

Afro Pentecostalism
  • Author : Amos Yong,Professor of Theology Amos Yong, PH.D.,Estrelda Alexander
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : In 2006, the contemporary American Pentecostal movement celebrated its 100th birthday. Over that time, its African American sector has been markedly influential, not only vis-a-vis other branches of Pentecostalism but also throughout the Christian church. Black Christians have been integrally involved in every aspect of the Pentecostal movement since its inception ...

Black Suffering

Black Suffering
  • Author : James Henry Harris
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : In Black Suffering, James Henry Harris explores the nexus of injustices, privations, and pains that contribute to the daily suffering seen and felt in the lives of Black folks. This suffering is so normalized in American life that it often goes unnoticed, unseen, and even--more often--purposely ignored. The reality of ...

The Back Side of the Cross

The Back Side of the Cross
  • Author : Diane Leclerc,Brent Peterson
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2022-06-29
  • Total pages : 276
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : The cross has always been portrayed as the means of salvation and forgiveness for sinners, but does it have anything to say to those who have been sinned against? This book shows that the atonement of Christ has powerful potential to speak to those who have been wronged, especially those ...

The Scandal of the Gospel

The Scandal of the Gospel
  • Author : Charles L. Campbell
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Total pages : 140
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : Through its shocking incongruities and transgressive forms, the grotesque offers an intriguing lens for exploring the scandal of the gospel and the challenges of Christian preaching. Drawing on diverse sources—from Swedish crime fiction and contemporary poetry to James Cone, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Pussy Riot—this book will examine ...

The Holy Ghost Got a New Dance

The Holy Ghost Got a New Dance
  • Author : Willie Hudson
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-11-09
  • Total pages : 156
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : In the midst of oppression, poverty, violence, and insufficiency where survival takes priority over salvation, what theology speaks to this condition? Black Theology and Holy Hip-hop are important to understand and promote, especially in their relationship to inner-city ministry and spiritual development, primarily in regards to black and brown youth. ...

Contesting Post Racialism

Contesting Post Racialism
  • Author : R. Drew Smith,William Ackah,Anthony G. Reddie,Rothney S. Tshaka
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2015-03-24
  • Total pages : 237
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : After the 2008 election and 2012 reelection of Barack Obama as US president and the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela as the first of several blacks to serve as South Africa's president, many within the two countries have declared race to be irrelevant. For contributors to this volume, the presumed demise of race ...

God of My Understanding

God of My Understanding
  • Author : Jacqueline Lois
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2021-12-15
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : What church looks like is changing! Opportunities for spiritual growth, engagement, building community and exploring your passion is a challenge. In creating a new denomination that seeks to reach out to many people who never felt at home or previously rejected by church and organized religion. This is an opportunity ...

Thirteen Turns

Thirteen Turns
  • Author : Larry Donell Covin Jr.
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-06-01
  • Total pages : 142
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : It is remarkable that African Americans, the descendants of slaves, embrace Christianity at all. The imagination that is necessary to parse biblical text and find within it a theology that speaks to their context is a testimony to their will to survive in a hostile land. Black religion embraces the ...

On Signs Christ Truth and the Interpretation of Scripture

On Signs  Christ  Truth and the Interpretation of Scripture
  • Author : Susannah Ticciati
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-01-27
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : Susannah Ticciati explores Augustine's scriptural interpretation, as well as the ways in which he understands the character of signs in theory. The book explores Augustine's scriptural world via three case studies, each geared towards the healing of a particular modern opposition. The three, interrelated, modern oppositions are rooted in an ...

The Other Journal Evil

The Other Journal  Evil
  • Author : Andrew Shutes-David
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-10-25
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : THE OTHER JOURNAL: EVIL Description This world is a fallen place rife with suffering, oppression, and violence, a land of tsunamis and earthquakes, genocide and crime sprees. We are surrounded on all sides by brokenness, yet we have difficulty spotting its source. We see the effects of evil, yet we ...

Theology Descent into the Vicious Circles of Death

Theology  Descent into the Vicious Circles of Death
  • Author : Zoran Grozdanov
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • Total pages : 158
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : In this succinct, inviting volume, four Balkan theologians probe their contextual ways with the theology of Jurgen Moltmann, whose classic The Crucified God influenced novel theological approaches around the globe, most recently the emerging postwar Christian theology in the Balkans. The authors engage with the prevailing culture of ethnic and ...

A Lynched Black Wall Street

A Lynched Black Wall Street
  • Author : Jerrolyn S. Eulinberg
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-05-13
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : This book remembers one hundred years since Black Wall Street and it reflects on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Black Wall Street was the most successful Black business district in the United States; yet, it was isolated from the blooming white oil town of Tulsa, Oklahoma, because of racism. During the ...

Prophet from the South

Prophet from the South
  • Author : Prince Dibeela,Puleng Lenka-Bula,Vuyani Vellem
  • Publisher : AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
  • Release Date : 2014-08-01
  • Total pages : 281
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : Allan Boesak was one of the foremost leaders in the struggle against apartheid. His role in the church in South Africa, internationally and in the United Democratic Front, contributed significantly to the demise of apartheid. He championed the rights of the oppressed and became the representative voice of the poor ...

Existential Theology

Existential Theology
  • Author : Hue Woodson
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Total pages : 354
  • ISBN : 160833001X
GET BOOK

Summary : Existential Theology: An Introduction offers a formalized and comprehensive examination of the field of existential theology, in order to distinguish it as a unique field of study and view it as a measured synthesis of the concerns of Christian existentialism, Christian humanism, and Christian philosophy with the preoccupations of proper ...