James H. Cone, PhD, (1938—2018) was an American theologian, writer, and speaker bringing power to the realities of inequality and racism in America. His work helped give rise to a social movement known as black liberation theology and highlighted the hypocritical inequities specifically within the Christian church.
Theologian James Cone and Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Taylor Branch join Bill to discuss Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of economic justice in addition to racial equality, and why so little has changed for America’s most oppressed.
The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School held the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture featuring James H. Cone, the Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, as the guest lecturer.
The classic work of Black Theology—still relevant and challenging after 50 years—with a new introduction by Cornel West First published in 1969, Black Theology and Black Power provided the first systematic presentation of Black Theology, while also introducing the voice of an African American...