Reading Race, Reading the Bible

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Talking about Race

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 likely1

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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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • 1: Talking About Race 1
  • 2: Race and Religion 21
  • 3: Race and the Bible 29
  • Notes 59
  • Bibliography 69
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