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The Genesis of Liberation: Biblical Interpretation in the Antebellum Narratives of the Enslaved

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Considering that the Bible was used to justify and perpetuate African American enslavement, why would it be given such authority? In this fascinating volume, Powery and Sadler explore how the Bible became a source of liberation for enslaved African Americans by analyzing its function in pre-Civil War freedom narratives. They explain the various ways in which enslaved African Americans interpreted the Bible and used it as a source for hope, empowerment, and literacy. The authors show that through their own engagement with the biblical text, enslaved African Americans found a liberating word. The Genesis of Liberation recovers the early history of black biblical interpretation and will help to expand understandings of African American hermeneutics.

Product Specifications

Author
  • Emerson B. Powery
  • Rodney S. Sadler Jr.
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Westminster John Knox Press
EAN
9780664230531
EANList
  • 9780664230531
Feature
Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN
0664230539
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  • 75 hundredths-inches
Label
Westminster John Knox Press
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Westminster John Knox Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
272
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  • 600 hundredths-inches
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1
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2016-04-18
Publisher
Westminster John Knox Press
Studio
Westminster John Knox Press
Title
The Genesis of Liberation: Biblical Interpretation in the Antebellum Narratives of the Enslaved
isbn-13-20
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