James H. Cone

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James H. Cone
at the 174th Convocation of Union Theological Seminary, 2009
James Hal Cone

(1936-08-05)August 5, 1936[1]
DiedApril 28, 2018(2018-04-28) (aged 81)[2][3]
Alma materNorthwestern University
Known forBlack theology
Awards8 honorary degrees,
Paul Robeson Award, Mother AME Zion Church (2006),
Julius C. Hope Champion of Social Justice (2006),
Arkansas Black Hall of Fame (2003),
Fund for Theological Education Award (1999),
Theological Scholarship and Research Award (1994),
American Black Achievement Award (1992)
Scientific career
FieldsSystematic theology
InstitutionsUnion Theological Seminary in the City of New York (1969- ),
Adrian College (1966-69),
Philander Smith College (1964-66)
African Methodist Episcopal (ordained minister)

James Hal Cone (August 5, 1936 – April 28, 2018) was an American theologian. He was best known for his work of Black theology and Black Liberation Theology. His 1969 book Black Theology and Black Power became popular as it talked about theology in the black church.[4] He was the Charles Augustus Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York until his death.[5]

Cone died on April 28, 2018 in New York City at the age of 81.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Burrows Jr., Rufus (Fall 1993). "James H. Cone: Father Of Contemporary Black Theology". Asbury Theological Journal. 48 (2): 61.
  2. "In Memoriam: Dr. James Hal Cone". Union Theological Seminary. April 28, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  3. Vultaggio, Maria (April 28, 2018). "Who Was James Come? Founder of Black Liberation Theology Dies". Newsweek. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  4. Gayraud S. Wilmore, “Black Theology at the Turn of the Century,” in Black Faith and Public Talk: Critical Essays on James H. Cone's Black Theology and Black Power, ed. Dwight N. Hopkins (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999), 234.
  5. Union Theological Seminary - James H. Cone Archived September 30, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  6. James H. Cone dies at 81

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