The Cross and the Lynching Tree (Paperback)

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Powerful, intense, and a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of race and religion! James Cone's The Cross and the Lynching Tree takes an honest look at the history of lynching in the United States from a theological perspective, and Cone holds no punches. As Cone interrogates the question, "how could Christians who worship a crucified Savior lynch black bodies on trees," he brings readers into a journey that both deeply challenges and deeply transforms. This is the type of book that you will not only want to pick up a second, third, and fourth time, but that you will also want to make sure everyone else you know picks it up as well!

— Genay


The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk

Product Details
ISBN: 9781626980051
ISBN-10: 1626980055
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2013
Pages: 202
Language: English