How to Read James Cone

Stephen D Morrison
Follow me

Here I discuss how to read James Cone, the books he’s written, and the secondary studies of his work.

Books by James Cone:
God of the Oppressed
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
A Black Theology of Liberation
Risks of Faith
My Soul Looks Back
Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody
For My People
Black Theology and Black Power

(Not mentioned in the video):
Martin & Malcolm & America
Black Theology: A Documentary History
The Spirituals and the Blues

Books on James Cone:
Dwight Hopkins: Black Faith and Public Talk
Cambridge Companion to Black Theology
Harry Singleton: Black Theology and Ideology
Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) & Charles Hamilton: Black Power
Michelle Alexander: The New Jim Crow

(Not mentioned in the video):
Lilian Calles Barger: The World Come of Age

My book on Cone:
James Cone in Plain English

Tell me what you think