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Mobile Ed: CH343 The Life and Thought of J. Deotis Roberts (1.5 hour course)

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Learn more about “one of the most significant yet understudied theologians in American history.” In The Life and Thought of J. Deotis Roberts, Dr. Walter Strickland explores the teachings of J. Deotis Roberts—a highly esteemed theologian and one of the founders of the Black Theology movement. Dr. Strickland begins by exploring the context of Dr. Roberts, looking at his personal history and influences and describing the origin of black theology. From there, he discusses Dr. Roberts’s education and professional contributions, including his theological convictions, how they differ from mainstream black theology, and important themes in Dr. Roberts’s work.

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  • Explain the origins of black theology
  • Describe how Roberts’s view of black power differs from that of many other black theologians
  • Understand the necessity and importance of racial reconciliation in the United States
  • See white racism from the perspective of African Americans
  • Describe Roberts’s approach to liberation and reconciliation


  • Introducing the Speaker and Course
  • Intellectual Climate of the ‘60s and ‘70s

Unit 1: Black Theology: Definition and Origins

  • Defining Black Theology
  • Origins of Black Theology

Unit 2: Getting to Know Dr. Roberts

  • Situating J. Deotis Roberts
  • Personal History and Influences
  • Professional Contributions
  • Engagement with James Cone

Unit 3: Theological Convictions

  • The Gospel
  • Hermeneutics
  • The Necessity of Christ: Sin
  • Black Jesus
  • Eschatology and Ethics

Unit 4: Themes in Dr. Roberts’s Work

  • Liberation and Reconciliation
  • Holistic Pursuit of Justice
  • Reconciliation and the Whole People of God
  • The Theologian and the Church


  • A Theologian of Conviction
  • Title: Mobile Ed: CH343 The Life and Thought of J. Deotis
  • Instructor: Walter R. Strickland II
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 1.5
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Walter R. Strickland II is special advisor to the president for diversity and instructor of theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Strickland holds an MDiv and ThM from Southeastern and is pursuing a PhD in theology from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland).


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