Black Liberation Theology Summary

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Hayes, Diana L. "And Still We Rise" An Introduction to Black Liberation Theology define Black Liberation as “faith seeking understanding.’ The Black liberation theology is the discipline that articulation of faith by people of African ancestry and on the continent and in the diaspora in a way that reflects their own lives experience. Chapter 1 explores the African religious-culture roots, Black Theology the advent of the historic black church and African American Christian’s meditation of black rebellion against enslavement and its pernicious legal and social extension (Hayes 196). Hayes go on further in chapter 9 and give a view of the future of the black church. Hayes states, "The situation in the Christian Churches today is one fraught with…show more content…
Cone was influenced by the Civil Rights and Black Power movements that shaped his understanding of Christianity; he grappled with the paradoxical nature of Western Christianity and its espousal of brotherhood and its simultaneous embrace of institutional racism He recognized that, over centuries, white Christian churches not only remained silent partners in the exploitation of various groups but also actively engaged and profited from it. His most influential work, Black Theology and Black Power (1969), was a critique of racism within Christianity and indicted established black churches for their inability to appreciate the Black Power movement and their continued cooperation with the systemic oppression of white churches (Mamiya & Lawrence. 375,…show more content…
“Again I will say” history paints us as a person who needed the white institution, but I have always been an advocate for Black being the greatest humans in creation because of what they have endured”. Diana Hayes articulates what it means to be a Black Christian in America. Black liberation theology asks “whose side should God be on—the side of the oppressed (Black people) or the side of the oppressors (White) (Hayes. 83).” The Black historical experience and takes us from the roots of Black theology in Africa, through the revivals of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the civil rights and Black Power movements, to the beginnings of a systematic theology of liberation. The problem here is, If God values justice over victimization, then God desires that all oppressed people should be

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