Dr. Anthony Bradley: "Liberating Black Theology: The Bible & the Black Experience in America"
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Dr. Anthony Bradley, visiting professor of theology at The King’s College in New York City and a research fellow at the Acton Institute, will address the theme of his latest, controversial book: "Liberating Black Theology: The Bible & the Black Experience in America".
Here's what some are saying about Dr. Bradley's new book:
“Anthony Bradley’s analysis of black liberation theology is by far the best thing that I have read on the subject. Anthony’s book is comprehensive, and in depth. He covers all of the bases, and thereby provides the reader with all of the information that he needs to understand the critical issues involved with black liberation theology. By covering such figures as James Cone, Cornell West and Jeremiah Wright we see all of the nuances involved with their approaches to the subject. His explanation of victimology, Marxism, and aberrant Christian doctrine make a noxious mix of ideas that would make any true Christian wary of anything even approaching black liberation theology. His keen insight into these ideas and his clarity of writing make this book a jewel. Anthony has done the Christian community a great service by writing this book. The was a significant need for a work of this type and its arrival is long over due.”
—Craig Vincent Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
“I have read a number of books which purport to explain, define, or critique black liberation theology, but Liberating Black Theology is the easiest to understand. This is because Dr. Bradley unapologetically maintains a biblically, orthodox perspective while being sympathetic to the issues and concerns of black liberation theologians. The book should be required reading for seminary students and pastors interested in understanding the history and struggles of the black church in America. Liberating Black Theology needs to be on the list of required reading in any seminary class on biblical interpretation.”
—Wy Plummer, African American Ministries Coordinator, Mission to North America, Presbyterian Church in America
“With irenic tone Bradley reveals the theological justification of racial separation inherent within the victimization philosophy of both 1G and 2G Black Theology. His analysis demonstrates how the vision of Cone and his intellectual offspring contributes to rather than resolves DuBois’ problem of the twentieth (now twenty-first!) century.”
—Eric C. Redmond, Senior Pastor, Reformation Alive Baptist Church, and Assistant Professor of Bible and Theology, Washington Bible College, Lanham, MD
As a research fellow, Dr. Bradley lectures at colleges, universities, business organizations, conferences, and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. His writings on religious and cultural issues have been published in a variety of journals, including: the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Detroit News, and World Magazine. Dr. Bradley is called upon by members of the broadcast media for comment on current issues and has appeared on NPR, CNN/Headline News, Fox News and Court TV Radio, among others. He studies and writes on issues of race in America, hip hop, youth culture, issues among African Americans, the American family, welfare, education, and modern international forms of social injustice, slavery, and oppression. His dissertation explores the intersection of black liberation theology and economics. From 2005-2009, Dr. Bradley was Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO where he also directed the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute.
Dr. Bradley holds Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from Clemson University, a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. His personal web site is http://www.dranthonybradley.com/