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The cross and the lynching tree

Author: James H Cone
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Former Course Reserve reading
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.; Schwarze
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James H Cone
ISBN: 9781570759376 1570759375 9781626980051 1626980055
OCLC Number: 708648158
Description: xix, 202 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "Nobody knows de trouble I've seen": the cross and the lynching tree in the Black experience --
"The terrible beauty of the cross" and the tragedy of the lynching tree: a reflection on Reinhold Niebuhr --
Bearing the cross and staring down the lynching tree: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s struggle to redeem the soul of America --
The re-crucified Christ in Black literary imagination --
Oh Mary, don't you weep --
Conclusion: legacies of the cross and the lynching tree.
Responsibility: James H. Cone.

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