Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Seeking some constructive understanding of Black Liberation Theology...

...we would do well to read a variety of views on Black Liberation Theology and also move our discussion to a more substantive and constructive level than it currently has been in response to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's statements, and Barack Obama's amazing speech last week.

From the blog, Inhabitatio Dei ...

Black Liberation Theology in Current Discussions

For those that have been confused by the rather muddled and frenzied discussions in the media lately about Barak Obama, Jeremiah Wright, and race relations in America, allow me to heartily recommend the various discussions of these things by my friend David Horstkoetter. David is a student at Union Seminary who has studied under James Cone and has a passionate interest in race and theology, and black theology in particular. He has blogged extensively about the current discussions, including some very helpful comments by J. Kameron Carter which clarify elements of this hoopla very well. I highly commend David’s critiques of the innane conservative backlash against Rev. Wright’s willingness to speak the truth about race in America. They are right on the money.





3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'LL STICK WITH READING JAMES HAL CONE, THE MAN WHO OBAMA'S CHURCH FOLLOWS...

I don't need some punk kid's explanation of the racist Black Liberation Theology.

d. w. horstkoetter said...

This "punk kid" is an MA student in Theology and Ethics at Union Theological Seminary where Prof. Cone teaches. This "punk kid" has been in class with Cone, as he spoke on his own work. This "punk kid" has read some of Cone's work and is constantly in dialogue with others at the seminary on matters of liberation theology.

Your academic elitism is unfounded and ill informed. Your opinion of Black Liberation theology is clearly impoverished as you seem to misunderstand what Cone has actually said.

d. w. horstkoetter said...

Just so you realize Mr. Carey, both Inhabitio Dei and Connexions are linking to the exact same posts.

I do like the rest of the blog though. Keep it up.