The Genesis of Liberation Paperback

Biblical Interpretation in the Antebellum Narratives of the Enslaved

by Emerson B. Powery; Rodney S. Sadler;

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The Genesis of Liberation

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Considering that the Bible was used to justify and perpetuate African American enslavement, why would it be given such authority? In this fascinating volume, Powery and Sadler explore how the Bible became a source of liberation for enslaved African Americans by analyzing its function in pre-Civil War freedom narratives. They explain the various ways in which enslaved African Americans interpreted the Bible and used it as a source for hope, empowerment, and literacy. The authors show that through their own engagement with the biblical text, enslaved African Americans found a liberating word. The Genesis of Liberation recovers the early history of black biblical interpretation and will help to expand understandings of African American hermeneutics.

The Genesis of Liberation by Emerson B. Powery; Rodney S. Sadler was published by Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S. in April 2016. The ISBN for The Genesis of Liberation is 9780664230531.

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Details for The Genesis of Liberation

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherWestminster/John Knox Press,U.S. (April 2016)
Number of Pages272
Thickness12 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4375171
Page last updated 6th June 2018
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