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The Progressives' Bible

[Paperback]

by Claudia Setzer Setzer

    • Author

      Claudia Setzer Setzer

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      1517 Media

    • Published

      May 2024

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      While conservative groups have often appealed to the Bible to support their positions, so too have many progressive voices rooted in the Bible, seeing their struggles in its narratives and characters, and drawing on its verses to prove the truth of their arguments. Abolitionism countered pro-slavery arguments with copious biblical material. Women's rights advocates strongly disagreed with one another about whether the Bible was good news for their cause, but some argued that it was. Temperance, a broadly inclusive reform movement in the nineteenth century, employed arguments that reflected a critical, non-literalist stance to the text. Civil rights speakers identified with biblical figures and struggles, infusing their rhetoric with familiar verses. The Progressives' Bible foregrounds women, especially women of color, like Maria Stewart, Septima Clark, and Fannie Lou Hamer, while also considering the works of crucial figures like Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King, Jr. A final chapter describes contemporary social justice movements that draw strength from biblical and religious traditions, from Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant perspectives.

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      • Author

        Claudia Setzer Setzer

      • Book Format

        Paperback

      • Publisher

        1517 Media

      • Published

        May 2024

      • Weight

        318g

      • Dimensions

        140 x 216 x 21 mm

      • ISBN

        9781506497082

      • ISBN-10

        150649708X

      • Eden Code

        6491530

      More Information

      • Author/Creator: Claudia Setzer Setzer

      • ISBN: 9781506497082

      • Publisher: 1517 Media

      • Release Date: May 2024

      • Weight: 318g

      • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 21 mm

      • Eden Code: 6491530


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