James H. Cone

1938 -

A Quote by James H. Cone on anger, empowerment, humor, and oppression

Anger and humor are like the left and right arm. They complement each other. Anger empowers the poor to declare their uncompromising opposition to oppression, and humor prevents them from being consumed by their fury.

James H. Cone (1938 -)

Source: Martin and Malcolm and America, 1991.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James H. Cone on acceptance, challenge, freedom, history, oppression, purpose, and world

To sing about freedom and to pray for its coming is not enough. Freedom must be actualized in history by oppressed peoples who accept the intellectual challenge to analyze the world for the purpose of changing it.

James H. Cone (1938 -)

Source: Speaking the Truth, 1986.

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A Quote by James H. Cone on injustice and truth

The truth about injustice always sounds outrageous.

James H. Cone (1938 -)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by James H. Cone on community, faith, hope, order, religion, and traditions

Testimony is an integral part of the Black religious tradition. It is the occasion where the believer stands before the community of faith in order to give account of the hope that is in him or her.

James H. Cone (1938 -)

Source: My Soul Looks Back, 1993.

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A Quote by James H. Cone on colors, intelligence, and truth

Truth knows no color; it appeals to intelligence.

James H. Cone (1938 -)

Source: Speaking the Truth, 1986.

Contributed by: Zaady

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