The Cross and the Lynching Tree Reflection Paper

Read James Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree, then write a 3-4 page reflection on the social and theological critiques that he makes. Consider questions such as these: How does this context highlight important truths about the cross of Christ and human suffering? How does Christian faith intersect with the experience of oppression? How do the arts express the complexities of faith and suffering in ways that traditional theology (written, preached, or taught) may fail to do? What insights – social and theological – does Cone’s book offer for

contemporary race relations in America?

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