The Curse of Ham in the Early Modern Era: The Bible and the Justifications for Slavery

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - History - 217 pages
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Weaving together elements of theology, literature and history, this book provides an insight into the ways in which issues of religion, economics and race could collide in the Reformation world.
 

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Contents

The Bible and Slavery
1
The Sons of Noah and the Estates of Man
19
Gods Giants and Kings
43
Early Modern Exegesis of Genesis 9
77
Popularizing the Curse of Ham
105
From Myth
141
The SelfInterpreting Bible
171
Bibliography
177
Index
213
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About the author (2009)

David Whitford is Professor of the History of Christianity at United Theological Seminary, Ohio, USA. He is the author of "Tyranny and Resistance: The Lutheran Tradition and the Magdeburg Confession" (2001);" Reformation and Early Modern Europe: A Guide to Research", (ed., 2007) as well as numerous articles on Reformation Europe. He is the associate editor of "The Sixteenth Century Journal".

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