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The baptism of early Virginia : how Christianity created race

Author: Rebecca Anne Goetz
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Series: Early America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Baptism of Early Virginia, Rebecca Anne Goetz examines the construction of race through the religious beliefs and practices of English Virginians. She finds the seventeenth century a critical time in the development and articulation of racial ideologies - ultimately in the idea of "hereditary heathenism," the notion that Africans and Indians were incapable of genuine Christian conversion. In Virginia in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goetz, Rebecca Anne.
Baptism of early Virginia.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012001951
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Anne Goetz
ISBN: 9781421408743 1421408740
OCLC Number: 859672921
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Christians and Heathens in Virginia --
English Christians among the Blackest Nations --
The Rise and the Fall of the Anglo-Indian Christian Commonwealth --
Faith in the Blood --
Baptism and the Birth of Race --
Becoming Christian, Becoming White --
The Children of Israel --
Epilogue: Christian Abolitionism and Proslavery Christianity.
Series Title: Early America.
Responsibility: Rebecca Anne Goetz.

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Using court records, letters, and pamphlets, Goetz suggests new ways of approaching and understanding the deeply entwined relationship between Christianity and race in early America.  Read more...

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