You Have To Find Your Voice: James H. Cone’s Commitment to Theological Education

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Nkosi Du Bois Anderson


This reflection is on the teaching philosophy of James H. Cone (1938-2018). It connects Cone’s personal journey towards self-realization as a black theologian to his deeply held commitment to helping his students find and cultivate their own theological voice. The essay shares best practices from Cone’s methods within the classroom. It also describes his passion for teaching and love of his students. This is one of several short essays presented by recent students at a public forum at Union Theological Seminary after his death in 2018.


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Nkosi Du Bois Anderson, Union Theological Seminary, NY

Nkosi Du Bois Anderson is currently a PhD student in Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, NY. For six years he served as Dr. James H. Cone’s research and course assistant.