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Managing Blackness: Protestant Readings of Psalm 68:31 in Colonial America

Roy Kay

in The Ethiopian Prophecy in Black American Letters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037325
eISBN:
9780813041582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037325.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter demonstrates how three Anglophone Protestant writers, Fox, Sewall, and Mather employ Psalm 68:31 to situate Ethiopians in relation to white English colonialists and within God's ... More


The Mother’s Board

Opal Moore

in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses how Opal Moore felt that she was a part of something that had been bestowed at birth, something unearned and wonderful because of its limited access. She does not know how she ... More


Touchstone Narratives: Measuring the Political Value of the God Concept

Michael Lackey

in African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030357
eISBN:
9780813039459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030357.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses and focuses on Touchstone narrative, an atheist's response to the traditional conversion narrative. Traditional conversion narratives are composed of three stages: the ... More


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