The Forging of Races Hardback

Race and Scripture in the Protestant Atlantic World, 1600-2000

by Colin Kidd (university Of Glasgow)

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The Forging of Races

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This book revolutionises our understanding of race. Building upon the insight that races are products of culture rather than biology, Colin Kidd demonstrates that the Bible - the key text in Western culture - has left a vivid imprint on modern racial theories and prejudices. Fixing his attention on the changing relationship between race and theology in the Protestant Atlantic world between 1600 and 2000 Kidd shows that, while the Bible itself is colour-blind, its interpreters have imported racial significance into the scriptures. Kidd's study probes the theological anxieties which lurked behind the confident facade of of white racial supremacy in the age of empire and race slavery, as well as the ways in which racialist ideas left their mark upon new forms of religiosity. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the histories of race or religion.

The Forging of Races by Colin Kidd (university Of Glasgow) was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2006 and is our 57238th best seller. The ISBN for The Forging of Races is 9780521793247.

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Details for The Forging of Races

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (September 2006)
Number of Pages318
Thickness25 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1213222
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