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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


Dodge, Worcester, Ladd, and Burritt: Christianity, Courts, and World Peace

Mark Weston Janis

in America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579341
eISBN:
9780191722653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579341.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter shows how the international courts of today are the offspring of 19th-century American utopians, religious enthusiasts by and large untrained in the law. These early proponents of an ... More


Simone de Beauvoir aboard the Ark: Male Hero Fantasies and the Second Sex

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/9780199733637.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Many readers today would notice that the female characters in narratives regarding Noah lack significance. Noah's wife embodies this issue as there is no mention in the Bible about what had happened ... More


How Should One Read the Early Chapters of Genesis?

Walter Moberly

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

In the light of the enormous weight attached to the early chapters of Genesis in the history of biblical interpretation and in debates between science and religion over matters of origins, it is ... More


Ark Treatises

Paul Rorem

in Hugh of Saint Victor

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195384369
eISBN:
9780199869886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384369.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces and summarizes Hugh’s spiritual writings on the biblical ark of Noah: Noah’s Ark, Booklet on the Making of the Ark (Libellus de formatione arche) including the question of a ... More


Setting the Stage

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:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter connects the history of interpretation of Genesis 9–11 with contemporary American culture. It also describes the thematic structure of Genesis 9–11 in terms of dispersion and ... More


Original Disorder: Noah's Curse and the Southern Defense of Slavery

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:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter continues an exploration of the distinctive ways in which Genesis 9:20–27 was read by American proslavery apologists with emphasis on the themes of order and disorder. It is argued that ... 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


Noah's Sons: The World's Mixture of Curse and Blessing (9:18–Chap. 10): Humankind in Embryo: Three Sons Contrasted (9:18–29)Humankind at Large: Three Sons' Sons Contrasted (Chap. 10)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The story of Noah's three sons (9:18–29) is followed by a table of nations, which reflects features of the three sons (ch. 10). The two‐fold text (9:18–ch. 10) is framed by references to Noah and 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


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

J. David Pleins

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The story of Noah's flood is one of the best-loved and most often retold biblical tales, it is the inspiration for numerous children's books and toys, novels, and even films. Whether as allusion, ... More


The Women of Noah, Lot, and Abraham

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

in Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111484
eISBN:
9780199853397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111484.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In scripture, as well as in interpretation, Noah's and Lot's wives are proofs of rebelliousness against God and His chosen one. They acted falsely toward their husbands, both servants of God; these ... More


The Case against a Linear Reading

Bruce Zuckerman

in Job the Silent: A Study in Historical Counterpoint

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195058963
eISBN:
9780199853342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058963.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

To further understand the story of Job and how he is the most patient of men, the linear reading of the book of Job specifically in relation to the dating of the Prologue/Epilogue and the Poem is not ... More


Of Angels, Mangers, and Arks: Black Sea Flooding and Mountain Mania

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/9780199733637.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When visiting New Age shops, one can observe the fascination of the shoppers toward figurines of angels, manger scenes, Noah's arks, and other such paraphernalia that do not exactly comply with how ... More


For the Bible Tells Me So!: Competing Ways to Read Genesis

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/9780199733637.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Complications arise from misinterpretations of the Bible as some readers choose to take some of the writings literally instead of analyzing such works in a figurative context. Such is the case for ... More


Not as Seamless as It Seems: The Literalist's Lens

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/9780199733637.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The tale of Noah and his ark appears to be seamless as the events involved in the said tale seem straightforward and complete. Also, the timeline for the events was planned out in a very logical ... More


Introduction

Aaron S. Gross

in Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479899333
eISBN:
9781479893133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899333.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

On the one hand, this book about Jewish traditions and food functions as the focal point for examining different forms of Judaism. On the other hand, this book is also a study of what we might call ... More


From Adam and Eve to Abraham and Sarah

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on the Book of Genesis and tells the human condition and the religious practices of Adam and Eve, Noah and his family, and the patriarch Abraham and his wife Sarah as these prove ... More


Holy ‘Outsiders’

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter highlights several outsiders who are remembered with respect for what they did in priestly, prophetic, or other ways. From the Book of Genesis and beyond, the names of Noah, Melchizedek, ... More


Collegiate Philosophy, 1800–1868

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

For most of the nineteenth century, the study of theology dominated philosophy in American colleges. But collegiate philosophy did begin the process of professionalization, and had an enormous social ... More


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