Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

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Oxford University Press, 2002 M03 28 - 322 páginas
"A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren." So reads Noah's curse on his son Ham, and all his descendants, in Genesis 9:25. Over centuries of interpretation, Ham came to be identified as the ancestor of black Africans, and Noah's curse to be seen as biblical justification for American slavery and segregation. Examining the history of the American interpretation of Noah's curse, this book begins with an overview of the prior history of the reception of this scripture and then turns to the distinctive and creative ways in which the curse was appropriated by American pro-slavery and pro-segregation interpreters.

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Although it reads like a revised dissertation (which it may perhaps be), the initial chapters offer a useful overview of the employment of Biblical mythology to support and sustain American racism ... Leer comentario completo

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The author details the history of biblical justification of slavery, using the curse of Ham, laid on him by his father, Noah. The book is scholarly and gets a bit dense at times, but if a person is willing to be persistent, there is a lot there. Leer comentario completo

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CHARACTERS IN THE POSTDILUVIAN DRAMA
21
HONOR AND ORDER
63
NOAHS CAMERA
123
REDEEMING THE CURSE
175
Notes
223
Bibliography
299
Index
314
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Stephen R. Haynes holds the A.B. Curry Chair of Religious Studies at Rhodes College, where he has taught since 1989. His publications include Reluctant Witnesses: Jews and the Christian Imagination (1995) and, as co-editor, To Each its Own Meaning: An Introduction to Biblical Criticisms and Their Application (1993)

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