Prophesy Deliverance! is vintage Cornel West. In this, his premier work, West provides readers with a new understanding of the African American experience. His understanding of this subject has been greatly enhanced by his own experiences as an African American, which has shaped and influenced his own political and cultural perspectives. West challenges African Americans to consider the incorporation of Marxism into their theological perspectives. He proposes the argument that it is class more than race that renders one powerless in America. His arguments go far beyond that which has traditionally been discussed in black liberation theology. Westminster John Knox Press.