My Soul Looks Back

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Firmly rooted in the black church tradition, James H. Cone relates the formative features of his faith journey, from his childhood experience in Bearden, Arkansas, and his father’s steadfast resistance to racism, through racial discrimination in graduate school, to his controversial articulation of a faith that seeks to break the shackles of racial oppression in America.

In describing his more recent encounters with feminist, Marxiist, and Third World thinkers, James Cone provides a compelling description of the theology of liberationi and a vivid portrayal of what it means to profess "a faith that does justice."

James H. Cone is Bill and Judith Moyers Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary, New York City. His many books include: A Black Theology of Liberation, The Spirituals and the Blues, For My People, Martin and Malcolm and Americai, and The Cross and the Lynching Tree winner of the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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My Soul Looks Back
James H. Cone