The authority of Scripture — black theology

My challenge for the year is to read more widely from the angles of black and female theologians. My current read is God of the Oppressed by James Cone.

How Cone recounts the thread of black theology in America stretches me. He uses a mix of theological bases that have formed him and how he sees black theology is being formed.

A humorous side note (for me) was how black Christians just simply trust the Scriptures.

They have not been preoccupied with definitions of inspiration and infallibility. Accordingly, their confidence in the Book has not been so brittle or contentious as that of white conservatives… What they have testified to is the Book’s reliability: how it is the true and basic source for discovering the truth of Jesus Christ. For this reason there has been no crisis of biblical authority in the black community.

Just say it straight.


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