“What is Romance’ according to the Romantic Tradition in the poems, Romance and Sonnet to Science? Then use the poems and the article, Poe’s Quintessential Romantic to prove your thesis.
people and what has become so despicable among us has become the instrument of our salvation. Jesus previously instructed his disciples to take up their crosses and follow him (Matt 16:24). Demetrius K. Williams finds redemptive meaning in Jesus’ crucifixion and how the cross sparked the formation of our religious community with an allegiance to Christ. This fellowship breaks down race, gender, and class distinctions that separate people in the larger society, and it unifies all who proclaim Christ crucified. (Williams 1993). Jesus crucifixion affirmed their faith in their understanding of the saving work of Christ. It depicts all that Jesus endured overcoming evil and set believers free. For Christians, it demonstrates God’s love towards the world and our instructions that we must love God, our neighbors, and our enemies, as well as, the punishment we deserve as sinners – which Jesus suffered in our place. “Jesus was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; by His wounds, we are healed.” (Isaiah 53). From the similarity during slavery, lynched bodies and Jesus’ body on the cross, to crosses being burned on people’s lawns, the cross has always been a source of tension in black history. Nevertheless, the cross offers our communities faith, hope, and surviving power. By appropriating Jesus Crucifixion with African-American histories in mind and the deep faith in Jesus and the biblical witness in their hearts, black theologians and feminists free the cross for redemption. It symbolizes the suffering a person may have to endure who chooses to place Christ and his kingdom first in their lives and in doing so, they renew its liberating power for other suffering and abused persons living as the least of these in society today. The Crucifixion of Jesus proclaims that love is more powerful than hate and Jesus invites us to put our trust in Him, even in the face of evil, suffering, and oppression. Therein lies the power of Jesus Cross’ saving power. Terrell, JoAnne Marie. Power in the Blood? The Cross in the African American Experience. Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1998. Terrell, Joanne Marie. “Strange Fruit: JoAnne Marie Terrell’s Power in the Blood.” http://frjody.com/writings/seminary/strange-fruit-joanne-mari.  Grant, Jacquelyn. Womanist Theology: Black Woman’s Experience as a Source for Doing Theology, with Special Reference to Christology, in Black Theology: A Documentary History, ed. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1993.  Williams, Demetrius K. Identifying with the Cross of Christ, in the Passion of the Lord, ed. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1993.>