Professor James H. Cone, known as the founder of black liberation theology, takes us on a journey to grasp the differences and similarities, the separate religious foundations, the antagonisms and quest to understand one another of the two most significant voices for black liberation in 20th Century America.
Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Reidy Friendship Hall. I expect this to be popular so get there early, seating is on a first come first serve basis.
Martin Luther King and Malcolm X with James H. Cone, Ph.D.
Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.
Program at 7:00 p.m.
James H. Cone is the Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. The author of 12 books and more than 150 articles, he has lectured at over 1,000 universities and community organizations throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. He is best known for his ground-breaking works, Black Theology and Black Power (1969), A Black Theology of Liberation (1970), God of the Oppressed (1975), and Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare? (1991). His latest work, The Cross and the Lynching Tree was published in 2011. Dr. Cone is an ordained minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, a graduate of Philander Smith College (B.A. 1958), Garrett Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1961), and Northwestern University (Ph.D. 1965), and has been awarded 13 honorary degrees, including a Doctor of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary (2000), and an honoris causa from the Institut Protestant de Théologie in Paris, France.