The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Written By James H. Cone
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
  • Publsiher : Orbis Books
  • Release : 20 October 2021
  • ISBN : 160833001X
  • Pages : 202 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 3 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Cross and the Lynching Tree written by James H. Cone which was release on 20 October 2021, 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
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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 ...

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The Cross and the Lynching Tree  book Review
  • Author : Craig L. Nessan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Black Suffering

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

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
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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 ...

God of the Oppressed

God of the Oppressed
  • Author : James H. Cone
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Total pages : 257
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : In his reflections on God, Jesus, suffering, and liberation, James H. Cone relates the gospel message to the experience of the black community. But a wider theme of the book is the role that social and historical context plays in framing the questions we address to God as well as ...

The Spirituals and the Blues

The Spirituals and the Blues
  • Author : James H. Cone
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Total pages : 152
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Download or read online The Spirituals and the Blues written by James H. Cone, published by Greenwood Publishing Group which was released on 1980. Get The Spirituals and the Blues Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

My Soul Looks Back

My Soul Looks Back
  • Author : James H. Cone
  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Cone's memoir about growing up black in 1940's & 1950's Arkansas....

Theology of the Cross

Theology of the Cross
  • Author : Joseph Mukuna Nzeketha
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 59
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : This work addresses a theology of the cross by comparing the work of Jürgen Moltmann and James Cone in which the cross, despite its association with violence, can be the ultimate symbol of hope for ecclesiology. For Moltmann, the ecclesiological identity hinges on what Christian theology has to say ...

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
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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
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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 ...

Said I Wasn t Gonna Tell Nobody

Said I Wasn t Gonna Tell Nobody
  • Author : James H. Cone
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : This autobiographical work is truly the capstone to the career of the man widely regarded as the "Father of Black Theology." Dr. Cone, a distinguished professor at Union Theological Seminary, died April 27, 2018. During the 1960s and O70s he argued for racial justice and an interpretation of the Christian Gospel ...

Black Theology and Black Power

Black Theology and Black Power
  • Author : James H. Cone
  • Publisher : Harpercollins College Division
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Total pages : 165
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : First published in 1969, "Black Theology and Black Power" provided the first systematic presentation of black theology. Relating the militant struggle for liberation with the gospel message of salvation, James Cone laid the foundation for an original interpretation of Christianity that retains its urgency and challenge today....

Thirteen Turns

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

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
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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
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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 ...