Understanding Black Liberation Theology: A 40-Year Retrospective

By Jonathan Adams May 12, 2008

With the Rev. Wright media dust-up settling, the foremost Black liberation theologians are gathering in Harlem to discuss the significant of liberation theology to the Black church tradition. Understanding Black Liberation Theology: A 40-Year Retrospective Monday, May 12, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY 10037 Tickets: $10. For ticket charge, call The Schomburg Shop at (212) 491-2206. This event will also be presented as a live webcast. 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.