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Law and Wisdom in Biblical Scholarship

Bernard S. Jackson

in Wisdom-Laws: A Study of the Mishpatim of Exodus 21:1–22:16

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269311
eISBN:
9780191683596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269311.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The claim of a connection between law and wisdom in the Hebrew Bible is not new, though it has largely been concentrated on Deuteronomy and the post-exilic period. One of the functions of wisdom is ... More


The Trial of Ibo Simon: Popular Media and Anti-Haitian Violence in Guadeloupe

Philippe Zacaïr

in Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034614
eISBN:
9780813039053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034614.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the role of the popular media in igniting anti-Haitian violence in Caribbean states. In 2001, Ibo Simon, a powerful media person was charged with flaring up racist hatred and ... More


· Chinua Achebe: What makes someone give up their religion?

Arthur J. Magida

in Opening the Doors of Wonder: Reflections on Religious Rites of Passage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245457
eISBN:
9780520941717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245457.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

A strong and uncritical relationship with one's religion may actually, and quite paradoxically so, be extremely instrumental in accelerating one's departure from his/her own religion, under/owing to ... More


Introduction: Slavery and the Circle of Culture

Sterling Stuckey

in Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931675
eISBN:
9780199356027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931675.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter lays out the organizing principle of slave culture in North America and underscores the centrality of the ancestral past to the African in America. The most important African ritual in ... More


“All Stories Are True”: Palimpsestic Storytelling

Tracie Church Guzzio

in All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030048
eISBN:
9781617030055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030048.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter shows how the Ibo saying “all stories are true” suggest a way of reading Wideman’s chronicle of his family and the history of the community and the race. The statement and its appearance ... More


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