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African American religious life and the story of Nimrod

Author: Anthony B Pinn; Allen Dwight Callahan
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Black religion, womanist thought, social justice.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From support for racial discrimination to justification for struggle against the status quo, the biblical text and its key figures have played a prominent role in the development of religious discourse on pressing socio-political issues. Slavery and continued discrimination were given theological sanction through the Old Testament story of Ham, but what of his descendent Nimrod the hunter? African American Religious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Legends
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2007016610
(OCoLC)123955041
Named Person: Nimrod, (Biblical figure); Nimrod, Biblical figure.; Nimrod, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony B Pinn; Allen Dwight Callahan
ISBN: 9780230610507 0230610501 1283527804 9781283527804 9781349530502 1349530506
OCLC Number: 314773587
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 271 pages)
Contents: Introduction: "Figures of the true" / Allen Dwight Callahan --
The hunter and the game : reappropriating the legend of Nimrod from an African American theological perspective / James H. Evans, Jr. --
God of restraint : an African American humanist interpretation of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel / Anthony B. Pinn --
"I am black and beautiful, o ye daughters of Jerusalem" : African American virtue ethics and a womanist hermeneutics of redemption / Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas --
"Lest we be scattered abroad" : Nimrod, Marcus Garvey, and Black religious humanism in Harlem / Juan M. Floyd-Thomas --
More than a mighty hunter : George Washington Williams, nineteenth-century racialized discourse, and the reclamation of Nimrod / Abraham Smith --
The story of Nimrod : a struggle with otherness and the search for identity / Arthur L. Pressley --
Nimrod : reading the Bible with South African eyes / Elelwani B. Farisani --
Nimrod and Dead Prez : walking like a warrior / Ralph C. Watkins --
Nimrod and the South African context / Dorothy M. Farisani --
Who is the man? : Nimrod, Afrocentricism, and the African American dream / Lee H. Butler, Jr. --
"The strength of collective man" : Nimrod and the Tower of Babel / Allen Dwight Callahan --
Nimrod : paradigm of future oppressive systems / Jimmy Kirby --
Beyond the curse of Noah : African American pastoral theology as political / Edward P. Wimberly --
A tower of pulpits / Dale P. Andrews --
Reorientation by reference to "wrong way" makers : evaluating a modern signifying mythicization of an ancient mythicization / Theodore Walker, Jr.
Series Title: Black religion, womanist thought, social justice.
Responsibility: edited by Anthony B. Pinn and Allen Dwight Callahan.
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