Monday, November 8, 2010
This is an interesting interview with the reverend James Cone, considered the father of black liberation theology in the US. This fits into the larger current of liberation theology, with important roots in 1960s and 1970s Latin America. I think liberation theology is an important though much-ignored counterweight to the materialistic trends in Christianity in the US and elsewhere, epitomized by the so-called prosperity Gospel (also treated by Time magazine here). Finally, David Brooks touches on the tension between morality and materialism in this piece.