Reading Race, Reading the Bible

Reading Race, Reading the Bible

Reading Race, Reading the Bible

Reading Race, Reading the Bible

Synopsis

"Nash explains how race has been debunked as a biological category even as Western culture has used race as a theological, political, and economic weapon. Here he briefly traces the historical misinterpretation of scripture and shows that reading the Bible via genealogy, geography, anthropology, and theology can accentuate its Afro-Asian connections. Ultimately, he maintains, the histories of Israel and Judah cannot be separated from their African roots."

Excerpt

It is imperative in science to doubt; it
is absolutely necessary, for progress in
science, to have uncertainty as a fun
damental part of your inner nature. To
make progress in understanding, we
must remain modest and allow that
we do not know. Nothing is certain or
proved beyond all doubt. You investi
gate for curiosity, because it is un
known
, not because you know the
answer. and as you develop more in
formation in the sciences, it is not that
you are finding out the truth, but that
you are finding out that this or that is
more or less likely

In August of 1995 I accepted an invitation to teach at Escola Superior de Teologia in São Leopoldo in Rio Grande do Sul/Brazil. I boarded the plane in Chicago, and anyone who cared to look on saw an African American man boarding . . .

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