Dennis P. McCann (review date 20 December 1985)
SOURCE: “Go Tell It On the Mountains,” in Commonweal, December 20, 1985, pp. 708-9.
[In the following review, McCann offers a positive assessment of Prophesy Deliverance!]
In this brief programmatic sketch Cornel West has produced the most promising Afro-American liberation theology to date. With his theoretical sophistication, his deep roots in Afro-American culture, and above all, his forthrightness in criticizing the intellectual traditions of Marxism and Christianity, West takes his rightful place among the architects of liberation theology, bold innovators like Mary Daly and Juan Luis Segundo. Whether we agree or disagree with their thinking, these religious...
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