Tomorrow (August 5th) is the birthday of theologian James Cone. In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide to his work.
We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.
Firmly rooted in the black church tradition, James 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 schook, to his controversial articulation of a faith that seeks to break the shackles of racial oppression.