Best Christian Liberation Theology Books
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1. Open and Relational Theology: An Introduction to Life-Changing Ideas
Author: by Thomas Jay Oord
Most theologies suck. They’re too technical or they describe a God nobody understands. Sometimes the God portrayed sounds like a controlling boyfriend or absentee parent. Rather than woo or persuade, most theology books clobber readers into submission. This book is different.
Thomas Jay Oord presents a theology that makes sense. It fits the way we live our lives and matches our deepest intuitions. To the surprise of some, it harmonizes with sacred scripture… At least the good parts. And it promotes a genuinely loving God.
Open and relational theology is controversial. Oord and others have lost their jobs because they embrace it. Others have been booted from religious communities or shunned by families and friends.It’s that radical! Using understandable language and illustrations from everyday life, Oord explains the core ideas of open and relational theology.
He reveals why this way of thinking is life-changing for good for so many. This theology doesn’t suck. Get a Copy of Open and Relational TheologyWhat they’re saying…”Timely!” – Cody Stauffer & Craig Morton, All That’s Holy Podcast”Cosmic!” Pete Enns & Jared Byas, Bible For Normal People Podcast”Conceptual!” – Seth Price, Can I Say This in Church?
2. The Cross and the Lynching Tree
Author: by James H. Cone
The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk.
Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and black death, the cross symbolizes divine power and black life God overcoming the power of sin and death.
For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era.
3. I'm Just Charlie: The Autobiography of Charlie Ward
Author: by Dr Charlie Ward
During the Great Plandemic of 2020, a new voice arrived on YouTube that was searching for “The Truth” and because of his endearing personality, inside information and fascinating guests, the phenomenon that is Charlie Ward was born. But, before Charlie became an online sensation, he had a whirlwind 60 years on the planet that saw him go from being a humble English kid brought up in bizarre religious cult in the 1960s to being an international financier and mover of money for the World’s governments.
He was even offered a 1 million advance for telling his life story by the now disgraced and deceased PR guru Max Clifford back in 2010, his life story was so explosive. So Charlie has now put pen to paper and for the first time ever, has told the story of his life in his Official Autobiography “I’m Just Charlie”
4. In My Grandmother's House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit
Author: by Yolanda Pierce
What if the most steadfast faith you’ll ever encounter comes from a Black grandmother? The church mothers who raised Yolanda Pierce, dean of Howard University School of Divinity, were busily focused on her survival. In a world hostile to Black women’s bodies and spirits, they had to be.
Born on a former cotton plantation and having fled the terrors of the South, Pierce’s grandmother raised her in the faith inherited from those who were enslaved. Now, in the pages of In My Grandmother’s House, Pierce reckons with that tradition, building an everyday womanist theology rooted in liberating scriptures, experiences in the Black church, and truths from Black women’s lives.
Pierce tells stories that center the experiences of those living on the underside of history, teasing out the tensions of race, spirituality, trauma, freedom, resistance, and memory. A grandmother’s theology carries wisdom strong enough for future generations. The Divine has been showing up at the kitchen tables of Black women for a long time.
5. One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love
Author: by John M Perkins
Dr. Perkins’ final manifesto on race, faith, and reconciliation We are living in historic times. Not since the civil rights movement of the 60s has our country been this vigorously engaged in the reconciliation conversation. There is a great opportunity right now for culture to change, to be a more perfect union.
However, it cannot be done without the church, because the faith of the people is more powerful than any law government can enact. The church is the heart and moral compass of a nation. To turn a country away from God, you must sideline the church.
To turn a nation to God, the church must turn first. Racism won’t end in America until the church is reconciled first. Thenand only thencan it spiritually and morally lead the way.Dr. John M. Perkins is a leading civil rights activist today.
He grew up in a Mississippi sharecropping family, was an early pioneer of the civil rights movement, and has dedicated his life to the cause of racial equality. In this, his crowning work, Dr. Perkins speaks honestly to the church about reconciliation, discipleship, and justice…
6. Manifesting Miracles: Specific Instructions and 36 Answers to Your Questions About Manifestation (Neville Explains the Bible)
Author: by Neville Goddard
“Assume you are what you want to be. Walk in that assumption and it will harden into fact.”This is a definitive guide to manifestation, taught by the greatest modern teacher of the subject, Neville Goddard. The advice, if applied, will change your life.
7. Black Theology and Black Power
Author: by James H. Cone
The classic work of Black Theologystill relevant and challenging after 50 yearswith a new introduction by Cornel West First published in 1969, Black Theology and Black Power provided the first systematic presentation of Black Theology, while also introducing the voice of an African American theologian who would shake the foundations of American theology.
Relating the militant struggle for liberation with the gospel message of salvation, James Cone laid out the foundation for an interpretation of Christianity from the perspective of the oppressed that retains its urgency and challenge today.
8. A Black Theology of Liberation: 50th Anniversary Edition
Author: by James H. Cone
With the publication of his two early works, Black Theology & Black Power (1969) and A Black Theology of Liberation (1970), James Cone emerged as one of the most creative and provocative theological voices in North America. His books offered a searing indictment of white theology and society and introduced a radical presentation of the Christian message of our time.
Combining the visions of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Cone radically reappraised Christianity from the perspective of the oppressed black community in North America. Fifty years later, his work retains its original power.
10. A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation (15th Anniversary Edition with New Introduction by Author)
Author: by Gustavo Gutierrez
A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation (15th Anniversary …
11. Decolonizing Christianity: Becoming Badass Believers
Author: by Miguel A. De La Torre
Eerdmans (March 30, 2021)
How curiously different is this white God from the one preached by Jesus who understood faithfulness by how we treat the hungry and thirsty, the naked and alien, the incarcerated and infirm. This white God of empire may be appropriate for global conquerors who benefit from all that has been stolen and through the labor of all those defined as inferior; but such a deity can never be the God of the conquered.
Echoing James Cone’s 1970 assertion that white Christianity is a satanic heresy, Miguel De La Torre argues that whiteness has desecrated the message of Jesus. In a scathing indictment, he describes how white American Christians have aligned themselves with the oppressors who subjugate the least of thesethose who have been systemically marginalized because of their race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic statusand, in overwhelming numbers, elected and supported an antichrist as president who has brought the bigotry ingrained in American society out into the open.
With this follow-up to his earlier Burying White Privilege, De La Torre prophetically outlines how we need to decolonize Christianity and reclaim its revolutionary, badass message. Timid white liberalism is not the answer for De La Torreonly another form of complicity.
12. God of the Oppressed
Author: by James H. Cone
A landmark in the development of Black Theology and the first effort to present a systematic theology drawing fully on the resources of African-American religion and culture.
Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk
Author: by Delores S. Williams
This landmark work first published 20 years ago helped establish the field of African-American womanist theology. It is widely regarded as a classic text in the field. Drawing on the biblical figure of Hagar mother of Ishmael, cast into the desert by Abraham and Sarah, but protected by God Williams finds a proptype for the struggle of African-American women.
African slave, homeless exile, surrogate mother, Hagar s story provides an image of survival and defiance appropriate to black women today. Exploring the themes implicit in Hagar s story poverty and slavery, ethnicity and sexual exploitation, exile and encounter with God Williams traces parallels in the history of African-American women from slavery to the present day.
A new womanist theology emerges from this shared experience, from the interplay of oppressions on account of race, sex and class. Sisters in the Wilderness offers a telling critique of theologies that promote liberation but ignore women of color. This is a book that defined a new theological project and charted a path that others continue to explore.
14. Healing through Deliverance: The Foundation and Practice of Deliverance Ministry
Author: by Peter J Horrobin
“Proclaim the Kingdom, heal the sick and cast out demons.” These were the instructions of Jesus to His disciples. They are also His instructions to the Church. Peter Horrobin has more than thirty years of experience teaching about healing and ministering to people in need.
In this comprehensive, practical and ground breaking volume, he draws on this experience to set out a thorough scriptural foundation for the healing and deliverance ministry-an integral part of fulfilling the Great Commission and a vital key to discipleship. The first part of Healing through Deliverance lays out the biblical basis for the ministry of healing and deliverance.
Horrobin analyzes in detail the ministry of Jesus and the early Church, looks at the supernatural realm of angels and demons, and explores how powers of darkness can affect people’s lives. He provides thorough answers to many difficult questions, equipping you to respond to God’s call.
Part 2 provides guidelines and tools for building a healing and deliverance ministry through the local church and in counselling. Horrobin identifies demonic entry points, teaches how people can become affected by demonic powers, and explains step by step how they can be set free.
15. The Land Is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery
Author: by Sarah Augustine
White settlers saw land for the taking. They failed to consider the perspective of the people already here. In The Land Is Not Empty, author Sarah Augustine unpacks the harm of the Doctrine of Discovery-a set of laws rooted in the fifteenth century that gave Christian governments the moral and legal right to seize lands they “discovered” despite those lands already being populated by indigenous peoples.
Legitimized by the church and justified by a misreading of Scripture, the Doctrine of Discovery says a land can be considered “empty” and therefore free for the taking if inhabited by “heathens, pagans, and infidels.” In this prophetic book, Augustine, a Pueblo woman, reframes the colonization of North America as she investigates ways that the Doctrine of Discovery continues to devastate indigenous cultures, and even the planet itself, as it justifies exploitation of both natural resources and people.
This is a powerful call to reckon with the root causes of a legacy that continues to have devastating effects on indigenous peoples around the globe and a call to recognize how all of our lives and our choices are interwoven.
16. Peacebuilding and Catholic Social Teaching
Author: by Theodora Hawksley
September 30, 2020
The Roman Catholic Church, with its global reach, centralized organization, and more than 1. 4 billion members, could be one of the world’s most significant forces in global peacemaking, and yet its robust tradition of social teaching on peace is not widely known.
In Peacebuilding and Catholic Social Teaching, Theodora Hawksley aims to make that tradition better known and understood, and to encourage its continued development in light of the lived experience of Catholics engaged in peacebuilding and conflict transformation worldwide. The first part of this book analyzes the development of Catholic social teaching on peace from the time of the early Church fathers to the present, drawing attention to points of tension and areas in need of development.
The second part engages in constructive theological work, exploring how the existing tradition might develop in order to support the efforts of Catholic peacebuilders and respond to the distinctive challenges of contemporary conflict. Peacebuilding and Catholic Social Teaching is one of the first scholarly monographs dedicated exclusively to theology, ethics, and peacebuilding.