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Title: Black Theology


1
Black Theology
  • Must God Be Black?
  • ABSOLUTELY

2
Black Theology
  • Gods concern for Gods people

3
Black Theology Black Power
  • Black Power . . . mean(s) complete emancipation
    of black people from white oppression by whatever
    means black people deem necessary.
  • It could mean economic boycotts, protests or
    rebellion.
  • A protest might draw worldwide attention to the
    cause. For example, Mexico City 1968

4
Black Theology
  • Black theology is an attempt to analyze the
    nature of that reality reality of God, asking
    what we can say about the nature of God in view
    of Gods self-disclosure in biblical history and
    the oppressed condition of black Americans.
  • James Cone

5
The Gospel
  • Same Gospel Different Experience Black
    Theology
  • The Difference

6
Sources
  • There are six sources of Black Theology
  • Black Experience
  • Black History
  • Black Culture
  • Revelation
  • Scripture
  • Tradition

7
  • Black Experience
  • The life of Blacks as they have experienced it. A
    life of suffering and exploitation. What does
    God mean when a police officer whacks you over
    the head because you are black? ABTL 25

http//www.mccunetv.com/black.jpg
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  • Black History
  • The way that Blacks were brought to this land and
    were treated in this land.

http//www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sunda/bhistor
y/blacks.jpg
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  • Black Culture
  • It is the creative forms of expression as one
    reflects on history, endures pain, and
    experiences joy. ABTL 27

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  • Revelation
  • In the face of the Black experience, Black
    history and Black culture God has acted and this
    is the revelation. It is what Black people have
    done and our doing about their own liberation.
  • Truth Seekers Symbol

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  • Scripture
  • Scriptures record Gods acts of liberation of
    those who are oppressed. The history of Gods
    action in the world demonstrate the power and
    reality of God in the struggle for freedom of
    oppression.

http//www.littleafrica.com/biblecovers/
12
  • Tradition
  • The theological reflection of the church upon
    the nature of Christianity from the time of the
    early church to the present day. ABTL 33

http//www.asne.org/index.cfm?ID3330
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