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Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Stephen R. Haynes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is a study in the history of biblical interpretation with implications for contemporary social relations. It illumines the religious dimensions of America's racial history by exploring how ... More


A Black Sheep in the (Second) First Family: The Legend of Noah and His Sons

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter traces Genesis 9's history of interpretation from the formative periods of Judaism and Christianity through the twentieth century in order to establish a context for recognizing the ... More


Unauthorized Biography: The Legend of Nimrod and His Tower

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter reviews the history of biblical interpretation with regard to Nimrod (Ham's grandson through Cush), who is described in Genesis 10:6–12 as “a mighty hunter before the Lord.” The roots of ... More


Beyond Slavery, Beyond Race: Noah's Camera in the Twentieth Century

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter traces the way Noah's curse has been interpreted by Christians seeking to establish the relevance of Genesis 9–11 in a post‐Civil Rights age. While race steadily receded into the ... More


The Curse of Ham; or, From “Generation” to “Race”

Werner Sollors

in Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Rude songs fill the Ararat valley in a one-act play, first published in New York in 1927. It depicts the origin of black skin color within a family drama. Ham is a character who has a resemblance to ... More


Race, Sex, and the Curse: When Myths Go Wrong

J. David Pleins

in When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In various versions of the Children's Bible, we observe that some narratives such as Noah's naked drunkenness and how he had cursed Ham's son Canaan have been left out, as have other scenes that ... More


An Argument for Sikh Nationality: Nabha’s Ham Hindū Nahīn

J.S. Grewal

in History, Literature, and Identity: Four Centuries of Sikh Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070740
eISBN:
9780199080427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070740.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha’s magnum opus, Gurshabad Ratanākar Mahān Kosh (The Encyclopaedia of Sikh Literature), published in 1930, was preceded by two seminal works: Gurmat Prabhakār (1898), a collection ... More


Natural Religion and the Sons of Noah: The Society, Human Difference, and Slavery

Travis Glasson

in Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199773961
eISBN:
9780199919017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773961.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers how SPG supporters engaged in British and circum-Atlantic debates about the nature of human difference and slavery in the eighteenth century. Building on scholarship stressing ... More


Traffic in “Embryo Babies”

Lynn M. Morgan

in Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260436
eISBN:
9780520944725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260436.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter looks at the social and medical circumstances that generated a reliable supply of embryo specimens. It considers the health and welfare of pregnant women in early twentieth-century ... More


The Hot Indignation of God: Providence, Saving History, and Theodicy

Christopher Z. Hobson

in The Mount of Vision: African American Prophetic Tradition, 1800-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199895861
eISBN:
9780199980109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895861.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

African American prophetic thinkers shared ideas that God providentially intended freedom and guided history toward justice. These beliefs raise the issue of suffering’s place in God’s purposes ... More


Seventh-day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement

Samuel G. London, Jr.

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732726
eISBN:
9781604732856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732726.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book is an in-depth study of the Seventh-day Adventists’s participation in civil rights politics. It considers the extent to which the denomination’s theology influenced how its members ... More


“Aunt Jane” or Joseph’s Adopted Daughter?

Max Perry Mueller

in Race and the Making of the Mormon People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469636160
eISBN:
9781469633770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636160.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the period during which the Latter-day Saints built “the City of Joseph” in Nauvoo, Illinois. During this time, in a limited manner the Mormons attempted to create a Zion that ... More


Commercial Spirituals

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

As jubilee troupes multiplied and grew in popularity, minstrels and variety performers began to burlesque their performances by using songs modeled on spirituals, which I call commercial spirituals. ... More


. Theology, Politics, and the Retreat from Social Activism

Samuel G. London

in Seventh-day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732726
eISBN:
9781604732856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732726.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines ideological and theological concepts that became more prominent among Seventh-day Adventists after its founders passed away. More specifically, it considers how these concepts ... More


The Curse of Canaan; or, A Fantasy of Origins in Nineteenth-Century America

Brian Connolly

in Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter turns to the ways in which nineteenth-century Americans retold the biblical story of the “curse of Ham” as a fantasy to promote the notion of racial purity, which contradicted the social ... More


Corporate Christianity’s Civil Activism

Sarah Ruth Hammond

Darren Dochuk (ed.)

in God's Businessmen: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226509778
eISBN:
9780226509808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509808.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter accounts for the rise of several evangelical business groups, most notably the Business Men’s Evangelistic Club, Christian Business Men’s Committee, and the Gideons. Led by corporate ... More


Mara Chasar

Michael B. Bakan

in Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190855833
eISBN:
9780190855864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855833.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

“I love spinny chairs!” the eleven-year-old writer, poet, dancer, musician, and sometime goofball Mara Chasar shrieks gleefully as she spins round and round in a sober black office chair. “Spinny ... More


Unpleasantness

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author shares unpleasant but interesting stories that took place during the Sixth International Conference on Creationism, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in August 2008. The ... More


Studies in Insularity

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author reflects on his experiences among the creationists and comments on their insularity and scientific ignorance. He recalls attending a conference for religious ... More


An Introduction to Creationism

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author reflects on creationism and his experience as a participant in the Creation Mega-Conference, held on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, for one week ... More


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