The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Written By James H. Cone
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
  • Publsiher : Orbis Books
  • Release : 19 April 2021
  • ISBN : 160833001X
  • Pages : 202 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 3 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Cross and the Lynching Tree by author: James H. Cone which was release on 19 April 2021 and published by Orbis Books with total page 202 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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.

The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
  • Author : James H. Cone
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
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  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : "This volume is the fifth in a series dealing with the passion and death of Christ - symbolized by "the cross" -- in Christian theology and the arts. It examines the way the passion of Christ has been thought about by theologians and portrayed by artists and musicians in the ...

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  • ISBN : 160833001X
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