Father of Black Theology James Cone, Cancels Speaking Engagement In Ohio

Dr. James Cone at the 174th Convocation of Uni...

Dr. James Cone at the 174th Convocation of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I caught this story on Twitter and could not, well, okay, I believed it. Invited to make a speech at a seminary located in Ohio, a state absolutely essential to Presidential and national politics, James Hal Cone has cancelled his appearance due to threats. Interestingly, Cone’s recent book, The Cross and The Lynching Tree is now REQUIRED reading for Trinity Lutheran students. I think personally it’s a start in the right direction.  Wish more seminaries and schools of theology would make texts written by women and people of color require reading, you know, instead of Barthian propaganda. But I digress.

for more, read this link: Theologian Cancels appearance

As Ohio goes, so goes the nation?


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