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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2008, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Black Liberation Theology

Speaking of Obama's problems with his crazy former pastor Rev. Wright....

What is this black liberation theology that attracted Obama to this church?

I haven't studies the theology, but I guess I've been exposed to it.
Again I'm talking about the theology, not Rev. Wright's b.s. and distorted view of reality.


I thought the below was a good quick read.

http://www.wfu.edu/~matthetl/perspec...entyseven.html

To develop a theology that speaks to African-Americans, black liberation theologians such as James Cone begin with the person of Jesus, and specifically the Jesus revealed in the Gospel of Luke. In Luke's gospel, Jesus has a concern for the oppressed that does not always come through in the other gospels. Luke's Jesus begins his ministry with this announcement:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18-19)

From this text, Cone draws a fundamental lesson about Jesus: his "work is essentially one of liberation." Jesus inaugurates "an age of liberation in which 'the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the good news preached to them.'" (Luke 7:22) "In Christ," Cone argues, "God enters human affairs and takes sides with the oppressed. Their suffering becomes his; their despair, divine despair."



What do you make of all this?

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Christ came to "liberate" from sins "oppression" ..pure and simple. Regardless of where you are from. If this were not so He would not have commanded the disciples:

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."


Making it racial is wrong. As if He didn't come for Cherokees, or Jews, or any other group that has suffered persecution on a mass scale.

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On the one hand, all the obama stuff seems to me just pandering.

As far as the insight about Luke above, Luke is often considered to be a reformist text, a text that protrays the ability of Christians to also be good Romans. It isn't a polemic against the Jews like Mark, it isn't an argument for Jews becoming good Christians like Matthew, and it isn't an apocryphal like John that hates Jews and Romans. Luke is better than neutral, especially when you combine Acts, which is really the other half of Luke. As if the audience is meant for the Roman who doesn't want to make waves, but wants to be recognized as a Christian and a Roman at the same time.

Interesting. The parallel is that you can be a good black Christian and still be a good black American. That assumes a lot, but still interesting.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-30-2008, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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It's in the news again.

Here's is Rev. Wright making a speech in defense of "black liberation theology".

Aside from the politics and q&a session after the speech, I think there are sound theology in here worthy of discussion.


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"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil white men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon these Crackers with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you white devils."
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 09:47 AM
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Black Liberationists need to liberate themselves from themselves.
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