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Understanding Black Theology: A 40-Year Retrospective

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May 12, 2008

Program Locations:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium

Black Liberation Theology is a product of the black power movement of the 1960s. It provides the moral, ethical, and social foundations of black churches that share a social justice mission and traces its roots back to the original theology of Jesus Christ. This forum presents a comprehensive survey of the origins, nature, character, and practice of Black Liberation Theology. This conversation is moderated by Rev. Dr. M. William Howard, Jr., Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, and features guest speakers Dr. James H. Cone, the Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor, Union Theological Seminary; Dr. Dwight N. Hopkins, Professor of Theology, The University of Chicago Divinity School; Dr. Obery Hendricks, Professor of Biblical Interpretation, New York Theological Seminary; Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, Pastor, Abyssinian Baptist Church; and Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus of The Riverside Church, and other guests.

Tickets: $10. For ticket charge, call The Schomburg Shop at (212) 491-2206.