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People And Land

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter shows how a biblical ideology of divine ownership affects the practice of land tenure and land use. The close connections in biblical Israel between people, land, and narrative means ... More


“Let My People Go”: Exodus in the African American Experience

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195130089
eISBN:
9780199835393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130081.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the Book of Exodus in the history of African-American Christians. It surveys the biblical exodus and then turns to various African-American understandings and expressions of ... More


The Promise of Paradise

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys utopian ideas in Latin America, from the European myths projected onto the New World during exploration to more recent endeavors to discover or build paradise on earth. Themes ... More


Facing Death (Chaps. 22–23): The Offering of the Son (Chap. 22)The Death of the Wife (Chap. 23)

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:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

God's command to Abraham to sacrifice Isaac is probably best seen as a way of ensuring that Abraham is not idolizing his son, not idolizing the one he loves. (This is the first time Genesis uses the ... More


Conclusion: The Nature of the Boundary

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Conclusion presents a meditation on some of the key motifs of the book, turning on the idea of the nature of the boundary. It considers questions of self, place, the global, and the ... More


2. Late Arrivals: An Ethics of Betrayal in Racial and National Formation

Crystal Parikh

in An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230426
eISBN:
9780823235070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230426.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter investigates betrayal as a matter of diasporic difference in racial and national formation. It reads paradigm shifts in U. S. ethnic studies and critical race theory to transnational and ... More


Signs of Blood: Redemption Songs and “American” Poetry beyond Borders

Monique-Adelle Callahan

in Between the Lines: Literary Transnationalism and African American Poetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199743063
eISBN:
9780199895021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743063.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the role of women of African descent in the poetic re-imagining of the post-abolition “Americas” through a close, comparative analysis of Frances Harper and Cristina Ayala. ... More


Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Erin C. MacLeod

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479882243
eISBN:
9781479890996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882243.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In reggae song after reggae song Bob Marley and other reggae singers speak of the Promised Land of Ethiopia. “Repatriation is a must!” they cry. The Rastafari have been travelling to Ethiopia since ... More


Exodus

Paul B. Moyer

in The Public Universal Friend: Jemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm in Revolutionary America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454134
eISBN:
9781501701450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454134.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows how the story of the Public Universal Friend and her disciple features an escape into the wilderness (Exodus) in search of the Promised Land. Discouraged by the harassment of ... More


The Voyage of Saint Brendan

Philip Freeman

in The World of Saint Patrick

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199372584
eISBN:
9780199372614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372584.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The tale of Saint Brendan and his band of monks sailing the ocean in search of a paradise promised to Christians was one of the most popular stories of medieval times and is still a favorite of ... More


Going Ahead: Parashat Matot (Numbers 30:2–32:42)

Lisa Edwards

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0042
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh in the readings of Parashat Matot of Numbers as vanguard troops, who go in front into the battles after the Israelites cross ... More


Who’s Afraid of Post-Soul Satire?: Touré’s “Black Widow” Trilogy in The Portable Promised Land

Bertram D. Ashe

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides an analysis of Touré’s fiction in light of his later non-fiction Work that addresses racial authenticity. In Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, Touré explores the fluid ... More


Maps and Legends

Rachel Havrelock

in River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226319575
eISBN:
9780226319599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319599.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book emphasizes the importance of studying the geography of Israel because of its validation of biblical miracles as events that had transpired in history. Without studying its geography, one ... More


Postscript

Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond

in After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129785
eISBN:
9780813135625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129785.003.0015
Subject:
History, African-American History

Since this book only accounts for the events until December 2007, it has yet to include 2008's epochal presidential election campaign or how Barack Obama rose to presidency. 2008 was perceived as a ... More


Facing the Music: The Poetics of Bruce Springsteen

Robert P. Mcparland

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Bruce Springsteen’s music shows many characteristics of poetry or of storytelling. A musician who embodies the legacy of rock, soul, and folk, Springsteen faces the music and confronts us with the ... More


In a New Country: Parashat Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8)

Shirley Idelson

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0050
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter presents a reading of Parashat Ki Tavo of Deuteronomy commanding Israelites to bring first fruits and tithes upon entering the Promise Land. Text teaches that comfort and access is ... More


Anita Shapira, Israel: A History. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2012. xiii + 502 pp.

Anat Helman

in Jews and Their Foodways

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190265427
eISBN:
9780190461935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265427.003.0035
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter compares Anita Shapira’s book, Israel: A History with Ari Shavit’s book My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. Shapira’s work is an academic historical narrative that ... More


Innovators, Imitators, and a Jubilee Industry

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/9780252041631.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

The ever-growing success of the Fisk Jubilee Singers attracted widespread notice, and by 1873–1874 the troupe was facing a field of competitors, some of whom made innovations to the concert ... More


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