The Biblical Justification of American Slavery
By (author) Stephen R. Haynes
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Noah's Curse by Stephen R. Haynes
Book Description"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 the biblical justification for American slavery and segregation. In this book Stephen Haynes examines the history of the American interpretation of Noah's curse. He 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. He argues that the story of Noah's curse was compelling for antebellum white Southerners because it resonated with the themes of antiquity, domesticity, race, and sin.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195142792
(240mm x 162mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen R. Haynes
To Each its Own Meaning, Paperback (December 1999)» View all books by Stephen R. Haynes
Revised and expanded edition of this classic textbook on the literary criticism as applied to the Bible.
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Author Biography - Stephen R. Haynes
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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