Unlimited [Music Book] ☆ The Spirituals and the Blues - by James H. Cone ↠


  • Title: The Spirituals and the Blues
  • Author: James H. Cone
  • ISBN: 9780883448434
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback

  • Cone explores two classic aspects of African American culture the spirituals and the blues He tells the captivating story of how slaves and the children of slaves used this music to affirm their essential humanity in the face of oppression The blues are shown to be a this worldly expression of cultural and political rebellion The spirituals tell about the attempt toCone explores two classic aspects of African American culture the spirituals and the blues He tells the captivating story of how slaves and the children of slaves used this music to affirm their essential humanity in the face of oppression The blues are shown to be a this worldly expression of cultural and political rebellion The spirituals tell about the attempt to carve out a significant existence in a very trying situation.
    James H. Cone
    James Hal Cone is an advocate of Black liberation theology, a theology grounded in the experience of African Americans, and related to other Christian liberation theologies In 1969, his book Black Theology and Black Power provided a new way to articulate the distinctiveness of theology in the black Church James Cone s work was influential and political from the time of his first publication, and he remains so today His work has been both utilized and critiqued inside and outside of the African American theological community.


    Commentaires:

    Jason Gordon
    I have to say that this book is wonderfully written. Dr. Cone is quite at home talking about Christianity in the African American community. Christianity in the African American community shares the same iconography as the Christianity of whites, but the iconography in the former community is interpreted differently in so far as these icons are imbued with African traditions. Dr. Cone uses the spirituals to provide a cogent reading/interpretation of African American/Black Christianity and there [...]

    Theon Hill
    Cone offers an excellent analysis of the theological, historical, and social roots of spirituals and the blues. While I disagree with certain tenets of Cone's liberation theology, his perspective gives him keen insight into the vital role that these forms of music played in African American cultural life as people of color have sought to maintain their humanity against the backdrop of America's vicious legacy of White Supremacy.

    Izaiah Dawkins
    Dr.Cone is a master at making a clear connection between pain and music. If you understand that the best music,that transcends time ,comes from pain. Loved the book.

    Mauberley
    This is the first book of James Cone's that I have read and I am confident that it won't be the last. I found this to be a fascinating exploration of the meaning/ significance/ power of Black spirituals. For this reader, it was also a sound introduction to the work of James Cone the theologian. As Cone remarks, '[I]t is through the strength of their hope in God that the oppressed are saved (Romans 8:24). It was this transcendent element of hope (as expressed in black music) which elevated black [...]

    Sooho Lee
    Easily one of the most beautiful theological works that analyzes the black spirit in and through the spirituals and the blues. These musical outlets are more than ascetic get-aways under oppressive regimes, rather they embody the rhythmic sways and suaves of black hope and grit. Grounded in real history, the spirituals and the blues expose, reject, and recapitulate supremacists' definition of black nothingness/nobodiness into black somebodiness. For blacks, music is their authoritative medium fo [...]

    Wesley
    This was definitely my favorite Cone book for two reasons.First, I think he elaborates more on what eschatological hope means in his theology. It's a topic that comes up frequently in his writing and it was good to hear some elaboration.Second, Cone virtually articulates certain aspects of Christus Victor atonement theory VERY clearly. For this reason, I find his theology a bit more tenable because it can be connected to Orthodox Christianity (Christus Victor being the main atonement theory unti [...]

    Leena
    Extremely eye-opening concerning the history and theology behind the music of black slaves and blacks living through segregation and beyond. I will experience this music with new open eyes and heart. Realized I've sung many a slave spiritual as a white child and adult in my church experience and the meaning for me has been much different than the intended purpose of those who originally created and sang them.

    Sean-david
    While I am not in agreement with liberation theology as a systematic theology, Cone offers some excellent, important, and truthful observations about the theolgy preached through the spirituals. Additionally, Cone makes some important obsetrvatins about the blues and the blues musician/singer being a prophetic voice of the community in the truth telling senseof the word.

    Sandy H
    Read for a class. I really liked the theory and enjoyed reading it for awhile, but eventually it began to feel as if the book would have made a better article. By halfway through, I felt like I'd gotten the majority of the argument and much felt redundant after that. Still, important work and very interesting.

    Charles
    A nice discourse on the roots of the spirituals and the blues. More of a theological discourse. Art as an expression of suffering yet also a healing within that suffering. Paradoxical Cone does a nice job of explaining it.

    Michael
    "The power of song in the struggle for black survival--that is what the spirituals and blues are about." One of the best books on the subject of the spirituals and the blues and their relation to the soul. Highly recommended.

    Raully
    Thought-provoking, but this examination is little more than the tip of an iceburg.

    Joe T.
    This was a great book. I would like to see similar treatment given to rap music.

    Lisa
    Less exciting than Cone's other pieces. Maybe I need to be better versed in Christian musical traditions. The blues also felt like a disjointed addition at the end.

    Roderick
    1972 interpretation of black/slave theology and the blues as expressions of total [slave] black experience. Slightly inconsistent, in my opinion, but thoughtful.

    Charles Williams
    Great book on how the old Negro Spirituals messages was analogous to major themes in the Blues.

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