Black Faith and Public Talk: Critical Essays on James H. Cone's Black Theology and Black Power
When Cone wrote "Black Theology and Black Power," he signaled to the world that the American black faith tradition would no longer recognize the confines of the church walls as the extent of its purview in society. Cone liberated the Gospel of Christ from its institutionalized forms, unhinging it from oppressive and racist power structures in American society and releasing it to do its work in the public sphere. "Black Faith and Public Talk" continues Cone's theme of power in the public realm and examines the economic, political, cultural, gender, and theological implications of black faith and black theology.
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About "Black Faith and Public Talk: Critical Essays on James H. Cone's Black Theology and Black Power"
Meet the Author
Dwight N Hopkins
Dwight N. Hopkins is Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He has published several books, which include Being Human: Race, Culture, and Religion (2005), Heart and Head: Black Theology Past, Present, and Future (2002) and Global Voices for Gender Justice (2001, co-editor with Ramathate Dolamo and Ana Maria Tepedino).
Table Of Contents
- Acknowledgmentsintroduction: Black Faith And Public Talk, Dwight N. Hopkinspart I: Black Faith And Religious Themes1. Black Theology And Human Identity, Cornel West2. The Black Church And Religious Freedom, Stephen L. Carter3. African American Thought: The Discovery Of Fragments, David Tracypart Ii: Black Faith And Prophetic Faith Communities4. Black Theology On Theological Education, Dwight N. Hopkins5. Racism And The Church: An Inquiry Into The Contradictions Between Experience, Doctrine, And Theological Theory, Jamie. T Phelps6. Black Leadership, Faith, And The Struggle For Freedom, Manning Marble7. Black Theology And The Parish Ministry, J. Alfred Smith, Sr.8. An Underground Theology, Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.part Iii: Black Faith And Women9. Searching For Paradise In A World Of Theme Parks, Emilie M. Townes10. Servanthood Revisited: Womanist Explorations Of Servanthood Theology, Jacquelyn Grant11. Disrupted/disruptive Movements: Black Theology And Black Power 1969/1999, Renee Leslie Hill12. Reimagining Public Discourse, Rebecca S. Chopppart Iv: Black Faith And The Third World13. Liberation Theology And African Women's Theologies, Rosemary Radford Ruether14. Emancipatory Christianity, Linda E. Thomas15. Black Latin American Theology: A New Way To Sense, To Feel, And To Speak Of God, Silvia Regina De Lima Silvapart V: Black Faith, James H. Cone, And The Future Of Black Theology16. Race And Civil Society: A Democratic Conversation, Jean Bethke Elshtain And Christopher Beem17. Comparing The Public Theologies Of James H. Cone And Martin Luther King, Jr., Peter J. Paris18. Black Theology At The Turn Of The Century: Some Unmet Needs And Challenges, Gayraud S. Wilmore19. Looking Back, Going Forward: Black Theology As Public Talk, James H. Cone