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Exodus and liberation : deliverance politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr

Author: John Coffey
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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Tracing a series of political crises in Anglo-American history from the 16th-century Reformation to the civil rights movement Coffey excavates the history of deliverance politics testifying to the powerful political appeal of the Exodus, the Jubilee and the biblical language of liberty.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print:
Coffey, John.
Exodus and liberation.
2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Coffey
ISBN: 9780199369393 0199369399
OCLC Number: 940606085
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Introduction: "Biblical Traditions that Call for Liberation" ; Part I: Reformations, Revolutions, and Political Slavery ; 1. "The Only Parallel": The Puritan Revolution as England's Exodus ; 2. "God's Favourite People": The Revolutions of 1688 and 1776 ; Part II: Abolitionists, African Americans, and Racial Slavery ; 3. "Pretended Votaries of Freedom": The Rise of Protestant Antislavery to 1807 ; 4. "Yours for the Jubilee": The Abolitionists' Scriptural Imagination, 1808-1865 ; 5. "When Israel was in Egyptland": Black Exodus Politics, 1808-1865 ; Part III: Exodus after Slavery ; 6. "I Have Seen the Promised Land": The Persistence of Deliverance Politics, 1865-2008 ; Conclusion: Sacred Texts, Godly Readers, and Historical Change ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
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