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Leading figure in black theology speaks at the University of Chicago

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For more information about this event you can visit http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/rrtpm/ or contact the coordinators at coneuc2004@yahoo.com.

 

Professor James Cone, a leading religious thinker in the black theology of liberation, will give a talk entitled “The Challenge of Race” on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Chicago's Mandel Hall, 5706 University Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.

Cone, the Charles A. Briggs distinguished professor of systematic theology at Union Theological Seminary, New York, is the inaugural speaker for the University's Workshop on Race and Religion.

“Cone radically reappraised Christianity from the perspective of African Americans and launched generations of scholars in the field,” said Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University. “Today, Professor Cone's work retains its original power, enhanced now by the refection on the evolution of his own religious quest for liberation.”

For more information about this event you can visit http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/rrtpm/ or contact the coordinators at coneuc2004@yahoo.com.

 

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