Quote(s) of the Day

To speak of God and God’s participation in the liberation of the oppressed of the land is a risky  venture in any society.  But if the society is racist and also uses God language as an instrument to further human humiliation, then the task of authentic theological speech is even more dangerous and difficult.

It is dangerous because the true prophet of the gospel of God must become both “anti-Christian” and “unpatriotic”…

It is difficult because all religionists in society claim to be for God and thus for humankind…

When George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and other “great” Americans can invoke the name of God at the same time that they are shaping society for whites only ,then black theology knows it cannot approach the God-question too causally.  It must ask, “How can we speak of God without being associated with oppressors?

– James H. Cone, A Black Theology of Liberation


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