Nice, long conversation with my Dad about a very important memory from 1975: a week-long retreat at my childhood church Shaker Heights Community Church (UCC). James Cone had just published God of the Oppressed and he was the speaker for the whole week.
Amazing how his work impacted my father’s life–and mine!
A definite rabbit hole to consider in terms of books that influenced me……
I was eight years old learning about God within systemic theology–part of the theological response to the Black Power Movement, or as we now call it, liberation theology.
This is my ethical foundation, a direct response to my initial request to my mother that I become a Catholic at age seven after attending St. Henry’s for second grade.