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James Cone

Asking Something More from Religion and Politics

In his inaugural address, John F. Kennedy mentioned God twice—the more quoted moment comes at the end when he implores his fellow Americans to make God’s work their own.  But near the beginning of the address, Kennedy reminds his listeners that there are all heirs to a revolution that continued to echo around the world.  “The same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe,” the young president declared, “the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” It was a noble Read more