DBF 2019: “Writing is the Way I Fight”: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of James H. Cone

Honoring the life of James H. Cone, “the father of black liberation theology” who died on April 28, 2018, several of Cone’s students and colleagues, including Dr. Jacquelyn Grant, Dr. Elizabeth Bounds, Dr. Dianne Stewart, the Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock,…

DBF 2019: “Writing is the Way I Fight”: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of James H. Cone

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Honoring the life of James H. Cone, “the father of black liberation theology” who died on April 28, 2018, several of Cone’s students and colleagues, including Dr. Jacquelyn Grant, Dr. Elizabeth Bounds, Dr. Dianne Stewart, the Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, and Dr. Dwayne Meadows, reflected on his life and legacy, his impact as a teacher, mentor, and colleague, and the meaning of his work for today, at the 2019 Decatur Book Festival. This was one of three sessions sponsored by Candler School of Theology’s Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership Program. The event took place on August 31, 2019, at Decatur First Baptist Church.

Speakers included:
Dr. Jacquelyn Grant, Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology, Interdenominational Theological Center
Dr. Elizabeth Bounds, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Dr. Dianne Stewart, Associate Professor of Religion and African American Studies, Emory University
Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church
Dr. Dwayne Meadows, Union Theological Seminary Ph.D. ‘18

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