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Book Study: The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone

  • St. Bartholomew's 1790 Lavista Road Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30329 United States (map)

Book Study: The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone
Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Angela Shepherd

  • Wednesday mornings (10:00-11:30am), July 11-August 15
  • Wednesday evenings (6:30-8:00pm), July 11-August 15

The same material will be covered in the morning and evening sessions. 

“The cross and the lynching tree are separated by nearly 2,000 years. One is the universal symbol of Christian faith; the other is the quintessential symbol of black oppression in America. Though both are symbols of death, one represents a message of hope and salvation, while the other signifies the negation of that message by white supremacy. What is at stake is the credibility and promise of the Christian gospel and the hope that we may heal the wounds of racial violence that continue to divide our churches and our society.”
–James Cone

Books are available for purchase in the church office or in the Parish Hall on Sundays ($24.08). Ebooks are available online. The book is also available in small quantities from the DeKalb and Fulton public libraries.

All are welcome. Registration is needed so we can create additional small groups during the same timeframe as needed. Call the church office at 404-634-3336 to reserve your spot, or sign up online at