The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Author: James H. Cone
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 9781608330010
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Religion

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.

Schwarze Theologie

Author: Wilhelm Dantine
ISBN: STANFORD:36105036770555
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Black theology

Afro Pentecostalism

Author: Amos Yong
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814789070
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Religion

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 and have made significant contributions to its founding as well as the evolution of Pentecostal/charismatic styles of worship, preaching, music, engagement of social issues, and theology. Yet despite its being one of the fastest growing segments of the Black Church, Afro-Pentecostalism has not received the kind of critical attention it deserves. Afro-Pentecostalism brings together fourteen interdisciplinary scholars to examine different facets of the movement, including its early history, issues of gender, relations with other black denominations, intersections with popular culture, and missionary activities, as well as the movementOCOs distinctive theology. Bolstered by editorial introductions to each section, the chapters reflect on the state of the movement, chart its trajectories, discuss pertinent issues, and anticipate future developments. Contributors: Estrelda Y. Alexander, Valerie C. Cooper, David D. Daniels III, Louis B. Gallien, Jr., Clarence E. Hardy III, Dale T. Irvin, Ogbu U. Kalu, Leonard Lovett, Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., Cheryl J. Sanders, Craig Scandrett-Leatherman, William C. Turner, Jr., Frederick L. Ware, and Amos Yong

Klage um einen Sohn

Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525633556
Release Date: 1988
Genre: History

The Holy Ghost Got a New Dance

Author: Willie Hudson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781532604546
Release Date: 2016-11-09
Genre: Religion

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. This work investigates the complex crises experienced among our black and brown youth, with special focus on the inner-city. Black Theology and Holy Hip-hop is less about people and more about institutions--the dichotomy between the institution of the church and the social institution of music that affects young people's mindset. This book will examine how a double-edged sword of Black Theology and Holy Hip-hop will cut a new faith in inner-city ministry that will initiate freedom against personal pain and systemic oppression, on the one hand, and free minds from self-hate and submissive control on the other.

Contesting Post Racialism

Author: R. Drew Smith
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781626745056
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Social Science

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 may be premature. Given continued racial disparities in income, education, and employment, as well as in perceptions of problems and promise within the two countries, much healing remains unfinished. Nevertheless, despite persistently pronounced disparities between black and white realities, it has become more difficult to articulate racial issues. Some deem "race" an increasingly unnecessary identity in these more self-consciously "post-racial" times. The volume engages post-racial ideas in both their limitations and promise. Contributors look specifically at the extent to which a church's contemporary response to race consciousness and post-racial consciousness enables it to give an accurate public account of race.

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Author: Ann Fairbairn
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783688109326
Release Date: 2018-03-23
Genre: Fiction

Eine Kommodenschublade im New Orleans der Depressionsjahre ist die Wiege des Schwarzen David Champlin. Das kleine Haus im ärmlichen Stadtteil Beauregard, wo er unter der Obhut seines gütigen Großvaters Li’l Joe heranwächst, wird für den wachen Jungen zum sicheren Zentrum in einer Welt voller Gefahren, die ihn früh zu ständiger Wachsamkeit erziehen. College und Universität im Norden und ein Studium des internationalen Rechts in Oxford liefern David Champlin die geistigen Waffen, mit denen er, der wegen seiner Hautfarbe Geächtete, gegen den Goliath Haß zu Feld ziehen kann. Ein polternder rotbärtiger Koloß, der Däne Bjarne Knudsen, führt ihn in die Welt des Wissens und der Pflichten des Wissenden ein. Die Aussicht auf eine glänzende Anwaltskarriere und das ehrenvolle Amt, das ihm schließlich die Regierung in Washington anbietet, sind die Versuchungen, sich der harten Verantwortung für seine bedrängten schwarzen Brüder zu entziehen. Die Liebe zu dem weißen Mädchen Sara, das er heiratet, zwingt ihn, auf zwei Planeten zu leben oder eine Entscheidung zu fällen, mit der er unausweichlich einen Teil seiner Persönlichkeit opfern müßte. Und dennoch entscheidet er sich, der Welt von Prestige und Komfort, in der er arriviert ist, zu entsagen. Er kehrt in den tiefen Süden zurück und engagiert sich vorbehaltlos im Kampf für die Bürgerrechte jener Menschen, in deren Welt die Wurzeln seiner Kraft und seines Denkens liegen. Cainsville, ein Flecken im Schatten des Ku-Klux-Klan-Terrors, wird zum Prüfstein für Davids Befreiungskampf.

Verstrickt in Schuld gefangen von Scham

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783788729431
Release Date: 2015-10-29
Genre: Religion

Während die Rede von Schuld und Sünde in unserer individuellen Erfahrungswelt nicht selten verdrängt oder trivialisiert wird, ist das Thema in öffentlichen Debatten sehr präsent. In den letzten Jahren ist zunehmend sichtbar geworden, wie stark in den Aufarbeitungsprozessen Scham in unterschiedlichen Facetten eine zentrale Rolle spielt. Auch die Theologie hat sich in jüngster Zeit diesem Zusammenhang mit neuem Interesse zugewendet. Das vorliegende Buch unternimmt den Versuch, sich mit dem Thema Scham im Zusammenhang der klassischen theologischen Rede von Schuld und Sünde, Versöhnung und Erlösung neu zu beschäftigen. Mit Beiträgen u. a. von Christina-Maria Bammel, Michael Beintker, Stephan Marks, Moyses Mayordomo, Ruth Poser, Theo Sundermeier und Dagmar Zobel.

The Other Journal Evil

Author: Andrew David
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781621894742
Release Date: 2012-10-25
Genre: Religion

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 rarely grasp its true nature and breadth. In issue #20 of The Other Journal, our contributors analyze the haunting opacity of evil and call us to name and resist its insidious influence. The issue features essays and reviews by Brian Bantum, Gregory A. Boyd, Andrew W. E. Carlson, Jacob H. Friesenhahn, David Kline, Agustin Maes, Rebecca Martin, Branson Parler, Anthony B. Pinn, Dan Rhodes, and Lauren Wilford; interviews by Allison Backous, Brandy Daniels, Chris Keller, Ronald A. Kuipers, and David Kline with Richard Beck, J. Kameron Carter, Richard Kearney, C. Melissa Snarr, and Christian Wiman; and fiction and poetry by Mark Fleming, Chad Gusler, Jennifer Strange, and Kali Wagner Other Issues of The Other Journal The Other Journal: The Food Issue The Other Journal: The Celebrity Issue Other Books by The Other Journal Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll by Joel Heng Hartse The Spirit of Food edited by Leslie Leyland Fields Jesus Girls edited by Hannah Faith Notess God Is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself edited by Andrew David, Christopher J. Keller, Jon Stanley Remembering the Future edited by Chris Keller, Andrew David

Die Antiquarin

Author: Sheridan Hay
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783688114733
Release Date: 2018-10-19
Genre: Fiction

Über die Liebe zu Büchern und die Liebe an sich Rosemary Savage liebt Bücher über alles. Eines Tages entdeckt sie bei einem ihrer Streifzüge durch New York das riesige Antiquariat «Arcade». Rosemary ist völlig verzaubert und eröffnet dem Inhaber, dass sie unbedingt hier arbeiten will. Zu ihrem Erstaunen wird sie sofort eingestellt – für die junge Frau geht ein Traum in Erfüllung. Gemeinsam mit ihrem eigenwilligen Kollegen Oscar erkundet sie bei jeder Gelegenheit den Buchladen. Durch Zufall stoßen die beiden auf ein verlorengeglaubtes Manuskript von Herman Melville, dem berühmten Autor von «Moby Dick». Ein sensationeller Fund. Doch auch andere sind diesem Schatz auf der Spur ...