Newly updated and expanded, this classic work is a product of
the Civil Rights and Black Power movements in America during the 1960's. Black
Theology & Black Power is James H. Cone's initial attempt to identify
liberation as the heart of the Christian gospel, and blackness as the primary
mode of God's presence. As he explains in an introduction written for this
edition, "I wanted to speak on behalf of the voiceless black masses in the
name of Jesus whose gospel I believed had been greatly distorted by the
preaching and theology of white churches."