Title

[Society of the Study of Black Religion 10th Anniversary] (audio)

Original Title

Opening Banquet, Charles Long speaker. Tape 1 of 6

Authors

Charles H. Long

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Collection

Society for the Study of Black Religion Collection

Document Type

Audio

Date Information

1980-10-22

Playing Time

01:12:17

Abstract

In this audio recording, Charles Long gives a book review of James Cone’s work “Black Theology and Black Power.” He discusses how the book is a theological analysis of the Black Power movement. He then describes the book as a watershed in the study of Black religion and examines its various elements.

File Name

auc.120.b02t12.19801022.aud0012

Comments

00:00:03 Audio begins with a prayer.

00:01:56 Charles Shelby Rooks delivers remarks about the Society.

00:08:11 James Cone gives comments and introduces the speaker, Charles Long.

00:12:33 Charles Long takes podium and thanks those in attendance.

00:16:29 Long talks about how the work of James Cone does not constitute the beginning of Black religion in the United States but it is a watershed in the study of Black religion, and how from Cone’s work one is able to set forth a basis to access the works prior to its time, and to plot new and different trends in Black religious studies.

00:21:14 Talks about the distinctive character of Cone’s work as the sustained systematic exposition and the theological critique of the oppressors from the stance of power.

00:39:48 Talks about his body of literature.

00:48:45 Raises questions about the relationship of Black theology to the Black church and the need for more historical, anthropological and sociological work and also Black biblical interpretation.

01:08:02 Ends presentation.

01:08:17 James Cone makes closing remarks.

01:12:17 Audio ends.

Acknowledgements

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library acknowledges the generous support of the National Endowment for Humanities - Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Implementation Project Grant in supporting the processing and digitization of a number of its major archival collections as part of the project: Spreading the Word: Expanding Access to African American Religious Archival Collections at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.

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