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Moses, Jesus, and the trickster in the evangelical South

Author: Paul Harvey
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2012.
Series: Mercer University Lamar memorial lectures, no. 52.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Paul Harvey uses four characters that are important symbols of religious expression in the American South to survey major themes of religion, race, and southern history. The figure of Moses helps us better understand how whites saw themselves as a chosen people in situations of suffering and war and how Africans and African Americans reworked certain stories in the Bible to suit their own purposes. By applying the  Read more...
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Harvey, Paul, 1961-
Moses, Jesus, and the trickster in the evangelical South.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011030208
(OCoLC)743214147
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Harvey
ISBN: 9780820343747 0820343749 128049171X 9781280491719
OCLC Number: 781636648
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 182 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Introduction : what is the soul of man? --
Moses, Jesus, Absalom, and the trickster : narratives of the evangelical South --
"Because i was a master" : religion, race and southern ideas of freedom --
Suffering saint : Jesus in the South.
Series Title: Mercer University Lamar memorial lectures, no. 52.
Responsibility: Paul Harvey.

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Four characters that are important symbols of religious expression in the American South are used to survey major themes of religion, race, and southern history. Harvey also draws on literature,  Read more...

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