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Reading Race, Reading the Bible

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Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
ISBN-13: 9780800636333
Published: 17/09/2003
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Nash explores the role of race in the interpretation of the Bible and its pertinence to the church today. Although race is itself a modern invention, it has frequently-and lethally-been read back into the biblical narratives. Nash not only traces the modern developments and the misinterpretation of Scriptures, but also shows how indeed blackness and Africa do legitimately figure in the biblical narratives and shed new light on the Hebrew Bible, the character of God, and the legacy inherited by African American Christians.
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Peter T. Nash

Peter T. Nash is Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at the Escola Superior de Teologia in Sao Leopoldo, Brasil, where he is also Research Coordinator on Blackness in the Bible. He is author of Negras Historias no Rio Grande do Sul (2002).

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