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Cone, James H.

Works: 210 works in 633 publications in 9 languages and 18,921 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Biography  Internet videos  Educational films  Diaries  Documentary films  Oral histories  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BT82.7, 230.08996073
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Martin & Malcolm & America : a dream or a nightmare by James H Cone( Book )

49 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ground-breaking and highly acclaimed work examines the two most influential African-American leaders of this century. While Martin Luther King, Jr. saw America as "essentially a yet unfulfilled", Malcolm X viewed America as a realized nightmare. James Cone cuts through superficial assessments of King and Malcolm as polar opposites to reveal two men whose visions were complementary and moving toward convergence. (Back cover)
A Black theology of liberation by James H Cone( Book )

47 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the publication of his two early works, Black Theology & Black Power (1969) and A Black Theology of Liberation (1970), James Cone emerged as one of the most theological voices in North America. These books, which offered a searing indictment of white theology and society, introduced a radical reappraisal of the Christian message for our time. Joining the spirit of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., Cone radically reappraised Christianity from the perspective of the oppressed black community in North America. Forty years later, Cone s work retains its original power, enhanced now by his reflections on the evolution of his own thinking and of black
The spirituals and the blues: an interpretation by James H Cone( Book )

37 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretations of the black spirituals. The debate about black music ; The souls of black folk ; Social and historical perspectives ; Religion in the spirituals -- The black spirituals and black experience -- God and Jesus Christ in the black spirituals. The meaning of God : God as liberator ; The meaning of God : Jesus Christ -- God and black suffering. Faith and suffering in the Bible ; Black faith and suffering ; The meaning of death ; The meaning of Satan ; The meaning of sin -- The meaning of heaven in the black spirituals. Heaven and black existence ; The transcendent present ; The transcendent future ; Judgment and the righteousness of God -- The blues : a secular spiritual. The rise of the blues ; Toward a definition of the blues ; The blues and black suffering ; The blues and sex ; The blues and social protest ; The blues and hope
Black theology and black power by James H Cone( Book )

43 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a product of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements in America during the 1960's. Black Theology & Black Power is James H. Cone's initial attempt to identify liberation as the heart of the Christian gospel, and blackness as the primary mode of God's presence. As he explains in an introduction written for this edition, "I wanted to speak on behalf of the voiceless black masses in the name of Jesus whose gospel I believed had been greatly distorted by the preaching and theology of white churches."--Publisher's description
Black theology : a documentary history by Gayraud S Wilmore( Book )

49 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings the development of Black Theology up to date, covering the relevance of Black Theology to pastoral ministry, Black biblical interpretation, womanist theology, and the increased dialogue with other third-world theologies
Risks of faith : the emergence of a Black theology of liberation, 1968-1998 by James H Cone( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the 1969 publication of the now-classic Black Theology and Black Power, James H. Cone took the Civil Rights struggle to the very soul of America, challenging the theological community with his proposal that Christ's message was in fact one of liberation for oppressed people, but particularly for black Americans. Redemption for Christian white America, and indeed all those in power, lay in the end of racism and the rectification of its debilitating legacy." "Risks of Faith offers for the first time the best of Cone's essays - including several new pieces - and represents the breadth of his life's work."--Jacket
God of the oppressed by James H Cone( Book )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 mode of the answers provided
For my people : Black theology and the Black church by James H Cone( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and German and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking the truth : ecumenism, liberation, and Black theology by James H Cone( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cross and the lynching tree by James H Cone( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 the engaged vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.; he invokes the spirits of Billie Holiday and Langston Hughes, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ida B. Wells, 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 diary of Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 1964 by Malcolm X( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of the book is Malcolm's impressions, his personal observations on the people he meets and the circumstances he encounters, his own feelings of trepidation and inadequacy. There are segments in which the book will be complemented by passages from Malcolm's autobiography, though in our book his immediate reactions have not been disturbed by editors. And in several ways and instances the diary amplifies the autobiography
My soul looks back by James H Cone( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cone's memoir about growing up black in 1940's & 1950's Arkansas
Reconciling history in black and white( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers interviews James Cone, author of God of the oppressed, about the meaning of the noose, the lynching tree, and other emblems of cruelty, shedding light on the lingering presence of racial hatred and terror in the national consciousness of the United States
La Noirceur de Dieu by James H Cone( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The HistoryMakers video oral history with James H. Cone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theologian James Hal Cone was born August 5, 1938, in Fordyce, Arkansas. In 1954, Cone earned his B.A. degree from Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1958; his B.D. degree from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois in 1961; his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in systematic theology from Northwestern University in 1963 and 1965, respectively. Cone began his professional career as a professor at Philander Smith College, in 1966. In 1970, he joined the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in New York. He was an advocate of Black liberation theology, which holds that theology is not universal, but tied to specific historical contexts, such as slavery and the hypocrisy of some white Christians. In 1977, Cone appointed to the Charles A. Briggs Chair in Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary. Cone authored several books including Black Theology and Black Power and A Black Theology of Liberation
The doctrine of man in the theology of Karl Barth by James H Cone( )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1987 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black church and Marxism : what do they have to say to each other by James H Cone( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwarte theologie en Black Power by James H Cone( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in Dutch and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black theology perspectives by James H Cone( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teología negra de la liberación by James H Cone( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El contenido de la teología - Fuentes y normas de la teología negra - El significado de la revelación - Dios en la teología negra - El hombre en la teología negra - Cristo en la teología negra - Iglesia, mundo y escatología en la teología negra
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Martin & Malcolm & America : a dream or a nightmare
A Black theology of liberationThe spirituals and the blues: an interpretationBlack theology and black powerBlack theology : a documentary historyRisks of faith : the emergence of a Black theology of liberation, 1968-1998God of the oppressedFor my people : Black theology and the Black churchSpeaking the truth : ecumenism, liberation, and Black theologyMy soul looks back
Alternative Names
Cone, James 1938-

Cone, James Hal 1938-

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