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The Black Messiah Albert Cleage  Most blacks accepted the slave brand of Christianity at face value. Moreover, white missionaries persuaded the blacks that life on earth was insignificant because "obedient servants of God could expect a reward in heaven after death." The white interpretation of Christianity effectively divested the slaves of any concern they might have had about their freedom in the present.


African Theology
Josiah U. Young - This reference provides a thorough survey of the theology of and from Africa. Young begins with a narrative overview of the history of African theology. The bibliographic entries that follow are grouped in topical chapters. Included are entries for books and articles.  Substantially describes works relating to Christian theology about or from the many peoples of Africa, and surveys the topic from the century after Christ to the present. The sections cover history and social analysis, traditional religion and religio- cultural analysis, the old and new guards, and black South African theology.


Photo of Albert Cleage "I use the concept of a nation within a nation to describe the separation that's enforced on black people... The white man has done too good a job. I was separated from the day I was born... You can't ask me if I'm advocating a separation... I just inherited it." --Albert Cleage, quoted in The Prophet of the Black Nation by Hiley Ward, 1969


And Still We Rise: An Introduction to Black Liberation Theology
Diana L. Hayes;
Explores the sources of Black theology from within the Black historical experience and takes readers from the roots of Black theology in Africa, through the revivals of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the civil rights and Black Power movements.  Argues that Black liberation theology did not develop in the 1960s, but rather emerged out of the experience of slavery.

What Color Was Jesus
William Mosley;
Do you believe Jesus had hair the texture of wool and feet the color of bronze? What psychological effect has a White image of Christ had an African Americans? Mosley shatters the myths of a blond haired, blue eyed Jesus.


The Need for a Black Bible
Yosef Ben-Jochannan
African Origins of Major "Western Religions"
Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0933121628/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2Our Black Seminarians and Black Clergy Without a Black Theology
Yosef Ben-Jochannan
Book CoverBlack Christian Nationalism: New Directions for the Black Church
by Albert B. Cleage
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0664223435/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2Prophesy Deliverance: An Afro-American Revolutionary Christianity
Cornel West
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0800624491/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2Must God Remain Greek?: Afro Cultures and God-Talk
Robert E. Hood
A Chronology of the Bible: Challenge to the Standard Version (B.C.P. Pamphlet)
Yosef Ben-Jochannan;
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0967926505/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2The Rise of Black-Empowerment Theology in America : Remembering an Era
Douglas E. Thomas
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0883446855/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2A Black Theology of Liberation
James H. Cone
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1570751587/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2God of the Oppressed
James H. Cone
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0800629175/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2Empowerment Ethics for a Liberated People: A Path to African American Social Transformation
Cheryl J. Sanders
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807009504/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2Risks of Faith: The Emergence of a Black Theology of Liberation, 1968-1998
James H. Cone
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0830819835/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2Black Man's Religion: Can Christianity Be Afrocentric?
Glenn Usry

Reading and Interpreting the Bible in African Indigenous Churches
David Tuesday Adamo

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0883449390/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2The Black Christ (The Bishop Henry McNeal Turner Studies in North American Black Religion, Vol 9)
Kelly Brown Douglas
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1570750440/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2Christianity on Trial: African-American Religious Thought Before and After Black Power
Mark L. Chapman
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0883441063/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2For My People: Black Theology and the Black Church
James H. Cone
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807010332/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2Is God a White Racist?: A Preamble to Black Theology
William R. Jones
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0195120337/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2SOMETHING WITHIN: Religion in African-American Political Activism
Fredrick Harris
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0664254888/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2The Prophethood of Black Believers: An African American Political Theology for Ministry
J. Deotis Roberts
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0829811648/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2Hidden Wholeness: An African American Spirituality for Individuals and Communities
Michael I.N. Dash
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0883449749/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2Paths of African Theology
Rosino Gibellini


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0802841139/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2Reinventing Christianity: African Theology Today
John Parratt
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1570752869/onepeoples-20?dev-t=mason-wrapper%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2Introducing Black Theology of Liberation
Dwight N. Hopkins

Image Not AvailableHistory of the Black God Jesus
Mike Tecton
Image Not AvailableThe Black Jesus: The Conspiracy & the Worlds Best Kept Secret - Okoye



Book CoverBlack Theology: A Documentary History: Volume Two: 1980-1992
James H. Cone;



A Pan-African Theology: Providence and the Legacies of the Ancestors
Josiah U. Young

The Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity (Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum Ad Novum Testamentum. Sec 3, Jewish Traditions iN in Early Christian Literature, Vol 4)
James C. Vanderkam



The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You to Read
Tim C. Leedom;



The Prophet of the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Essenes and the Early Christians-One and the Same Holy People. Their Seven Devout Practices
Upton Clary Ewing

Black and African Theologies: Siblings or Distant Cousins?
Josiah Young

Ethiopic New Testament

Book CoverBlack Theology: A Documentary History, Vol. 2
James H. Cone (Editor)