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The cross and the lynching tree, James H. Cone

Label
The cross and the lynching tree
Title
The cross and the lynching tree
Statement of responsibility
James H. Cone
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 the engaged vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.; he invokes the spirits of Billie Holiday and Langston Hughes, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ida B. Wells, 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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cone, James H
Dewey number
277.3/0808996073
Index
index present
LC call number
BR563.N4
LC item number
C648 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • African Americans
  • Lynching
  • Jesus Christ
  • Schwarze ..
  • RELIGION
  • African Americans
  • Crucifixion
  • Lynching
  • United States
  • USA
  • Religion
  • Schwarze
  • Schwarze Theologie
  • Theologia crucis
  • Lynchjustiz
  • USA
Label
The cross and the lynching tree, James H. Cone
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1056198420
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781608330010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40019911571
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1056198420
Label
The cross and the lynching tree, James H. Cone
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1056198420
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781608330010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40019911571
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1056198420

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