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James Cone: “He Never Sold Out.”

May 9, 2018

EXCERPT: Cornel West, Harvard Divinity School professor of the practice of public philosophy, summed up the life of his friend and colleague: “James Cone was the theological giant and genius in our midst! He was the greatest liberation theologian to emerge in the American empire.”

The seminal James Cone lectured at Emory University in Atlanta when I was at there at our Candler School of Theology. Seldom does a lecture get a standing ovation, but wow lemme just tell ya. Quite an influence! Check this out —

https://www.christiancentury.org/article/people/black-liberation-theologian-james-cone-dies-79

— and be thankful for Dr. Cone as well as the other saints still with us.

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