James H. Cone Essays
God’s Connection to Humanity Through Feuerbach and Cone College
God of the Oppressed
Ludwig Feuerbach and James Cone present ideologically different interpretations of religion and its purpose in society. Feuerbach originates his vision of God from a philosophical perspective surrounding materialism. Cone, a theologian,...
Mimetic Contagion as Seen in The Cross and the Lynching Tree College
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
René Girard’s theory of mimetic contagion can be seen the public, extralegal execution of innocent Black victims, lynching, starting in the 1880’s. Girard claims that humans are mimetic, meaning they have a habit to want what others desire. As...