James Cone's Hermeneutic of Language and Black Theology

  title={James Cone's Hermeneutic of Language and Black Theology},
  author={D. Hayes},
  journal={Theological Studies},
  pages={609 - 631}
  • D. Hayes
  • Published 2000
  • Philosophy
  • Theological Studies
The author looks at the emergence of Black theology as a liberation movement by focusing on the way in which James Cone developed a hermeneutic of language that fostered such an emergence. Black Americans elaborated a theology around Jesus the Christ whom they experienced as God's expression of solidarity to humanity, especially Black humanity. The author explains how Cone's calling God/Christ Black expresses a true metaphor and then discusses Black historical experience as narrative and the… Expand