Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification Of American Slavery by Stephen R. HaynesNoah's Curse: The Biblical Justification Of American Slavery by Stephen R. Haynes

Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification Of American Slavery

byStephen R. Haynes

Paperback | February 17, 2007

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"A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren." So reads Noah's curse on his son Ham, and all his descendants, in Genesis 9:25. Over centuries of interpretation, Ham came to be identified as the ancestor of black Africans, and Noah's curse to be seen as biblical justification forAmerican slavery and segregation. Examining the history of the American interpretation of Noah's curse, this book begins with an overview of the prior history of the reception of this scripture and then turns to the distinctive and creative ways in which the curse was appropriated by Americanpro-slavery and pro-segregation interpreters.
Stephen R. Haynes holds the A.B. Curry Chair of Religious Studies at Rhodes College, where he has taught since 1989. His publications include Reluctant Witnesses: Jews and the Christian Imagination (1995) and, as co-editor, To Each its Own Meaning: An Introduction to Biblical Criticisms and Their Application (1993)
Title:Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification Of American SlaveryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:February 17, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195313070

ISBN - 13:9780195313079

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"Haynes's study provides a thorough and rich sense of the interpretive history of the scriptural story"--Christian Century