Black Liberation Theology is the systematic analysis of the historical Black experience in the United States, which in affirms slave/African American humanity in the world. It is, according to one of the original advocates of the philosophy, James H. Cone, “A rational study of the being of God in the world in light of the existential situation of an oppressed community, relating the forces of liberation to the essence of the Gospel, which is Jesus Christ.” Black liberation theology is systematic in that it has evolved over four hundred years, dating back to the first Africans that were stolen and brought to this country. This theology originated with the slaves as they incorporated their spiritual and holistic understandings of the universe into the distorted Christianity of passivity and repr...
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