Liberation theologian James Cone of Union Theological Seminary crossed over yesterday. He was 81. This is from his ground-breaking A Black Theology of Liberation (1970):
The Christological significance of Jesus is not an abstract question to be solved by intellectual debates among seminary professors. The meaning of Jesus is an existential question. We know who he is when our own lives are placed in a situation of oppression, and we thus have to make a decision for or against our condition.