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Title African American religious life and the story of Nimrod [electronic resource] / edited by Anthony B. Pinn and Allen Dwight Callahan
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript xii, 271 p
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-265) and index
Introduction: "Figures of the true" / Allen Dwight Callahan -- The hunter and the game : reappropriating the legend of Nimrod from an African American theological perspective / James H. Evans, Jr. -- God of restraint : an African American humanist interpretation of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel / Anthony B. Pinn -- "I am black and beautiful, o ye daughters of Jerusalem" : African American virtue ethics and a womanist hermeneutics of redemption / Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas -- "Lest we be scattered abroad" : Nimrod, Marcus Garvey, and Black religious humanism in Harlem / Juan M. Floyd-Thomas -- More than a mighty hunter : George Washington Williams, nineteenth-century racialized discourse, and the reclamation of Nimrod / Abraham Smith -- The story of Nimrod : a struggle with otherness andthe search for identity / Arthur L. Pressley -- Nimrod : reading the Bible with South African eyes /Elelwani B. Farisani -- Nimrod and Dead Prez : walking like a warrior / Ralph C. Watkins -- Nimrodand the South African context / Dorothy M. Farisani -- Who is the man? : Nimrod, Afrocentricism, and the African American dream / Lee H. Butler, Jr. -- "The strength of collective man" : Nimrod and theTower ofBabel / Allen Dwight Callahan -- Nimrod : paradigm of future oppressive systems / Jimmy Kirby-- Beyond the curse of Noah : African American pastoral theology as political / Edward P. Wimberly -- A tower of pulpits / Dale P. Andrews -- Reorientation by reference to "wrong way" makers : evaluating a modern signifying mythicization of an ancient mythicization / Theodore Walker, Jr
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 3, 2009). Access may berestricted to users at subscribing institutions
From support for racial discrimination to justification for struggleagainst the status quo, the biblical text and its key figures have played a prominent role in the development of religious discourse on pressing socio-political issues. Slavery and continued discrimination were given theological sanction through the Old Testament story of Ham, but what of his descendent Nimrod the hunter? African American Religious Life and the Story of Nimrod interrogates the nature and meaning of the biblical figure Nimrod's legacy for the children of Africa, shedding light on an intriguing question: For people of African descent is Nimrod famous, or infamous?
Link Original 1403968276 9781403968272 (DLC) 2007016610 (OCoLC)123955041
Subject Nimrod (Biblical figure) -- Legends
Mythology, African
Islamic legends
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Pinn, Anthony B
Callahan, Allen Dwight
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