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Noah's Curse

By Stephen R. Haynes
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0198032609
  • Pages : 322
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"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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By Hannah M. Strømmen
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  • Publisher : SBL Press
  • Isbn : 0884142981
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 384
  • File Pdf: biblical-animality-after-jacques-derrida.pdf

Book Summary:

A new theoretical and exegetical angle on the Bible and animal studies According to Genesis, humans are made in God’s image but animals are not. Hannah M. Strømmen challenges this view by critiquing the boundary between humans and animals in the Bible through the work of philosopher Jacques Derrida. Building on Derrida’s The Animal That Therefore I Am, Strømmen brings to light significant moments where the lines between the divine, human, and animal are ambiguous. A rich range of biblical texts is covered, from Noah as the first carnivorous man in Genesis 9 to Revelation’s beasts. Features A contribution to research on Jacques Derrida and deconstruction An examination of Derrida’s work on the human/animal boundary Critical engagement with the way the Bible is frequently held up as a point of blame for anthropocentrism

No More the Canaanite

By Robert L. Stevenson
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  • Publisher : More Light Publishing
  • Isbn : 0996880518
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 998
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Book Summary:

I wrote this book to bring some much needed light and a new perspective to the many misconceived, searching and unanswered questions, myths and speculations that are still aloft pertaining to why the modern day descendants of Canaan were denied the rights of the Priesthood. This book provides those answers and explanations using the same historical and socially limiting factors that not only shaped the Mormon Church and its policies and practices during the mid-eighteen hundreds, but also those factors that shaped and dictated religious and social interactions between Negroes and Whites in American up to and beyond the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-nineteen hundreds. This book effectively dissects, exposes, explains and corrects most if not all of the misconceptions, speculations, misinterpreted scriptures, myths and shrouding that made the ban on Negroes receiving the priesthood scripturally justified, spiritually acceptable and socially tolerable, without question, for so long. This book is not the official answer or explanation of why the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1852 deemed it necessary to ban Negroes from the priesthood. It is also not intended, in any way, to criticize the church or the need for the ban as it is outlined in “Race and the Priesthood”. In fact, the bottom line conclusion of this book is that the ban on Negroes receiving the priesthood in 1852 had to be put in place to make it possible for the newly restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to survive and thrive in the racially divided environment that existed in America at that time.

African Biblical Studies

By Andrew M. Mbuvi
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 0567707725
  • Pages : 249
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 974
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Book Summary:

Andrew M. Mbuvi makes the case for African biblical studies as a vibrant and important emerging distinct discipline, while also using its postcolonial optic to critique biblical studies for its continued underlying racially and imperialistically motivated tendencies. Mbuvi argues that the emergence of biblical studies as a discipline in the West coincides with, and benefits from, the establishment of the colonial project that included African colonization. At the heart of the colonial project was the Bible, not only as ferried by missionaries, who often espoused racialized views, to convert “heathens in the distant lands,” but as the text used in the racialized justification of the colonial violence. Interpretive approaches established within these racist and colonialist matrices continue to dominate the discipline, perpetuating racialized interpretive methodology and frameworks. On these grounds, Mbuvi makes the case that the continued marginalization of non-western approaches is a reflection of the continuing colonialist structure and presuppositions in the discipline of biblical studies. African Biblical Studies not only exposes and critiques these persistent oppressive and subjugating tendencies but showcases how African postcolonial methodologies and studies, that prioritize readings from the perspective of the marginalized and oppressed, offer an alternative framework for the discipline. These readings, while destabilizing and undermining the predominantly white Euro-American approaches and their ingrained prejudices, and problematizing the biblical text itself, posit the need for biblical interpretation that is anti-colonial and anti-racist.

Be a Blessing

By Elizabeth Ellen Ostring
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 149827871X
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 140
  • File Pdf: be-a-blessing.pdf

Book Summary:

Utilizing the techniques of narratology and literary analysis, this study examines the foundational biblical text of Genesis to develop the theology of ordinary human work that emerges from it. The study offers a history of Christian theologies of human work as well as a unique approach to both the topic of work and the literary structure of Genesis. The emerging concept of blessing rather than achievement provides a refreshing and yet practical approach to human work. This is a valuable complement to the current interest in this topic, and one that, although challenging some current concepts, is encouraging.

Black and Slave

By David M. Goldenberg
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110521679
  • Pages : 369
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 867
  • File Pdf: black-and-slave.pdf

Book Summary:

The series Studies of the Bible and Its Reception (SBR) publishes monographs and collected volumes which explore the reception history of the Bible in a wide variety of academic and cultural contexts. Closely linked to the multi-volume project Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR), this book series is a publication platform for works which cover the broad field of reception history of the Bible in various religious traditions, historical periods, and cultural fields. Volumes in this series aim to present the material of reception processes or to develop methodological discussions in more detail, enabling authors and readers to more deeply engage and understand the dynamics of biblical reception in a wide variety of academic fields. Further information on „The Bible and Its Reception“.

Racism

By John Lovchik
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1532648227
  • Pages : 226
  • Category :
  • Reads : 133
  • File Pdf: racism.pdf

Book Summary:

Race and separate races of human beings do not exist. They are a myth. Yet, racism is very real. Because racism is the namesake of something that does not exist, there is general confusion about what it actually is. This confusion has served to protect racism, and even reinforce it. By reviewing the entire history of racism, this book shows exactly what racism is: a subjective system of ranking groups of people and the belief that there is a natural social order of those groups. The lie of inferior and superior groups of people originated as a justification for slavery. Plantation owners, lawmakers, and scientists carefully nurtured the myth until long after slavery had ended. It has survived for centuries and continues to be used to separate people. Every white person needs to be aware of that history in order to understand how the myth of race and a hierarchy of humanity lingers in each of us and in all of our institutions.

New Testament Basics

By Stefan Alkier,David M. Moffitt
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  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Isbn : 1506483380
  • Pages : 441
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 728
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Book Summary:

New Testament Basics introduces college, university, seminary, and divinity school students to the study of the New Testament. Authors Stefan Alkier and David M. Moffitt adopt five major aims: (i) to explore how the Bible came to exist, dealing with the formation and significance of the Christian canon; (ii) to discuss the ways the Bible continues to exert influence on contemporary culture, demonstrating the ongoing value and importance of biblical literacy; (iii) to introduce readers to some of the most fundamental methods used in the study of the New Testament, including a substantial discussion of semiotics and its usefulness for New Testament interpretation; (iv) to provide a survey of central historical, social, and economic information as important contextual knowledge for interpreting the New Testament; and (v) to offer some brief discussion of the contents of several New Testament texts and consider ways they might inform theological reflection. In the end, Alkier and Moffitt's New Testament Basics fosters within students important competencies needed to read and interpret the New Testament for themselves.

The Truth about Racism

By Dr. Philip G. Asante
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1490826084
  • Pages : 164
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 613
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Book Summary:

Dr. Asante uncovers the truth about racism in this revealing and compelling book. He explains where racist ideology has come from, and the reasons why some people are racist, by exploring the contributions from both Christianity and the theory of Evolution. Learn how the Bible was deliberately misinterpreted and abused in order to justify slavery, segregation, colonialism, and apartheid. Better understand what legacy these institutions have left on people. Discover how Darwin’s theory of evolution led to the construction of the concept of different “races” and the resultant development of racial superiority and inferiority, based solely on skin coloration. This is a well-written and well-researched book that truly dissects the distressing and often uncomfortable subject of racism. It tugs at the heart strings of humanity and cries out for unity. Some will find the book controversial and uncomfortable, while others will find it liberating and supportive. It will challenge your very conscience and offer a revealing look into the development of racism.

Seventh-day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement

By Samuel G. London, Jr.
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Isbn : 9781604732856
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 807
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Book Summary:

Seventh-day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement is the first in-depth study of the denomination's participation in civil rights politics. It considers the extent to which the denomination's theology influenced how its members responded. This book explores why a brave few Adventists became social and political activists, and why a majority of the faithful eschewed the movement. Samuel G. London, Jr., provides a clear, yet critical understanding of the history and theology of the Seventh-day Adventist Church while highlighting the contributions of its members to political reform. Community awareness, the example of early Adventist pioneers, liberationist interpretations of the Bible, as well as various intellectual and theological justifications motivated the civil rights activities of some Adventists. For those who participated in the civil rights movement, these factors superseded the conservative ideology and theology that came to dominate the church after the passing of its founders. Covering the end of the 1800s through the 1970s, the book discusses how Christian fundamentalism, the curse of Ham, the philosophy of Booker T. Washington, pragmatism, the aversion to ecumenism and the Social Gospel, belief in the separation of church and state, and American individualism converged to impact Adventist sociopolitical thought.

A New Chronology for Old Testament Times

By Jan van Tuyl
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn : 9781477219447
  • Pages : 568
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 211
  • File Pdf: a-new-chronology-for-old-testament-times.pdf

Book Summary:

This book brings solutions to a very great list of hitherto unsolved chronological and synchronisation problems. The reason why those solutions could be found lies in the extensive research the author made in old and often rare texts instead of limiting himself to the near exclusive source of the Bible. Ample use has been made of information that is available in works like the Books of Enoch, The Apocrypha, The Legends of the Jews, The Seder Olam, the Book of Jasher and many more, as well as in the texts from known historians like Herodotus and the famous Jewish historian and priest Flavius Josephus Just a few of the many special findings are: The real reason why Joseph was so popular with the Pharaoh. Sarah was not Abrahams (half)-sister. Moses was uncircumcised and even forbade the ritual for 40 years. Terah was not 70 years old when he begat Abraham. The exact period of the Judges: when they started and when they ended. A solution for the verse of the about 450 years of Pauls speech. Why did the Lord God give form and then blew life into Adam? Eve was not made out of Adams rib but from another body part A solution to the impossible synchronism of Judah and his sons. Enoch made not one but 4 trips to Heaven. The definitive answer: why did King Josiah attack Necho II? Why did King Ahab not fight at Qarqar? And many more. The book has a unique style. It has nothing of the study book , difficult to understand texts. The subject is serious, well researched, and treated with respect. But that does not mean that it cannot be presented at a fast moving pace, in easy to read style with here and there even a bit of humour. The purpose of the book is to prove that the promise that the Lord God made to Adam was kept. It held that there would be exactly 5500 years between the arrival of Adam in this world and the arrival of Christ. Every person who was of importance in that timespan has been visited. For every single one there are his years of birth and death or the years of his rule. Every person has a short story about some important part of his life, his actions or the influence he had on the history of the Hebrew people that lived in that period.