Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Obama's Translation of Black Liberation Theology

Amy just sent me a link to this, from The Stranger, exploring how Barack Obama translates Black Liberation theology.

A must read. Thanks, Amy.


Amy said...

As I said in the e-mail, his understanding of black liberation theology (or liberation theology in general) seems fairly shallow - he talks about hope, and the recognition of oppression, but I was left with the impression that Raban saw liberation theology as promising hope in the midst of our shackles, while truly it pledges to break the shackles and provides hope for the struggle. Do you get that same impression?

Heather said...

"The Lord left his royal courts on high to come for all those that you love, yes, but he also came for all those folk that you can't stand. All people!"

Okay, that sermon excerpt was awesome.

Anonymous said...

I know very little about politics and even less about this race, but it seems to me the author goes rather far calling Obama secular and agnostic. He may well be trying to reconcile his faith with reason in distinctly contemporary way.

And comparing Egyptian slavery to American general, it works for me.