“Liberating Black Theology” Is Goal of Visiting Professor Dr. Anthony Bradley
TKC's Dr. Anthony Bradley Proposes Alternative to "Victim" Mentality in Black Liberation Theology
NEW YORK, February 4, 2010—When the beliefs of Barack Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, captured the spotlight during the 2008 presidential campaign, the influence of black liberation theology became hotly debated not just within theological circles, but across cultural lines.
Talk show hosts on both sides of the ideological divide asked the question: How many of today’s African-American congregations – and how many Americans in general – have been shaped by black liberation theology’s view of blacks as perpetual victims of white oppression?
King’s College Visiting Professor Dr. Anthony Bradley tackles this question head-on. His new book, “Liberating Black Theology,” is an interdisciplinary and thoroughly biblical critique of the black experience in America. Dr. Bradley introduces his readers to the history and impact of black liberation theology, and thoroughly explores the thinking of theologian James Cone, a key but mostly unknown figure (at least to white audiences) in the development of black liberation theology.
Dr. Bradley’s book de-bunks the “victim” mind-set that Cone and others say is inherent within black consciousness. But more than that, “Liberating Black Theology” suggests an alternate approach to the black experience that can truly liberate all Christ-followers.
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