On the passing of Dr. James Hal Cone


James H. Cone, 79, Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies

(excerpted from the Union Theological Seminary website © 2018 Union Theological Seminary, All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.)

NEW YORK – Rev. Dr. James Hal Cone, renowned founder of Black Liberation Theology, award-winning author and Bill & Judith Moyers Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, died today. He was 79.
Cone is best known as the father of black liberation theology. In his ground-breaking works, Black Theology & Black Power (1969); A Black Theology of Liberation (1970); and God of the Oppressed(1975), Cone upended the theological establishment with his vigorous articulation of God’s radical identification with black people in the United States. His eloquent portrayal of Christ’s blackness shattered dominant white theological paradigms, and ignited a wave of subsequent American liberation theologies.

Read the whole tribute at Union Theological Seminary: In Memoriam: Dr. James Hal Cone

Arizona Faith Network stands in solemn solidarity with the family, friends and colleagues around the world in the passing of Dr. James Hal Cone. The video below is an excerpt of a message on his passing from one of his students, Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. of First Institutional Baptist Church, Phoenix.