James Cone: Black Theology and the Black Christ
An analysis of the term theology and the essential concepts of "Black Theology" as it pertains to James Cone's idea of a "Black Christ".
# 67289 | 4,374 words | 15 sources | APA | 2006 |
Published on Jul 04, 2006 in Religion and Theology (The Bible) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , African-American Studies (Black Philosophy)
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This paper examines how James Cone believes that if blacks, particularly African-Americans, don't wake up and change the traditional American image of Jesus, they will probably never grasp the true philosophy and mission of Jesus. It discusses how African-Americans must see Jesus as a black man that endured the struggle and how it is the duty of black preachers, pastors and theologians to advocate black theology, which includes the black image of Jesus, for the sake and survival of the African-American experience.
From the Paper:"When one begins to think about God, questions arise as one lacks significant knowledge of God. When one begins to engage in such a dialogue, or entertains such questions, one has clearly entered the community of theology. The articles states: "The attempt to think about God leads immediately to a host of related question which are included under the term theology. First, there is the question of mans relationship to God, the ultimate source of things? Then we must ask about revelation to God, that is, how does man know what God is like? If God must reveal himself where and how is he revealed?" These are prospective questions that man can't escape when thinking about God or in dialogue about God. "
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