By K. Lampley
In this distinct quantity, Lampley analyzes the theology of Nat Turner's violent slave uprising in juxtaposition with outdated testomony perspectives of prophetic violence and Jesus' politics of violence within the New testomony and in attention of the historical past of Christian violence and the violence embedded in conventional Christian theology.
Read Online or Download A Theological Account of Nat Turner: Christianity, Violence, and Theology PDF
Best religious history books
St Maximus the Confessor, the best of Byzantine theologians, lived in the course of the such a lot catastrophic interval the Byzantine Empire used to be to event ahead of the Crusades. This ebook introduces the reader to the days and upheavals in which Maximus lived. It discusses his cosmic imaginative and prescient of humanity and the position of the church.
Masking greater than two hundred years of historical past from pre-contact to the current, this textbook areas faith on the middle of the background of the yankee West, reading the connection among faith and the quarter and their effect on each other. A complete exam of the connection among faith and the yank West and their impact on one another over the process greater than 2 hundred yearsDiscusses various teams of individuals, locations, and occasions that performed a huge old position, from prepared faith and simply well-known denominations to unorganized faith and cultsProvides simple reasons of key spiritual and theological phrases and conceptsWeaves dialogue of yank Indian faith through the textual content and provides it in discussion with different groupsEnriches our figuring out of yankee heritage by way of interpreting key components outdoors of conventional political, monetary, social, and cultural domain names
Voices of Yugoslav Jewry emphasizes the function of heritage in shaping Yugoslav Jewish identification. international struggle II imposed irreversible results in this inhabitants of Jews, leaving them with an acute feel of disjuncture and fragmentation. This once-unified Jewish group misplaced its safe position within the politico-symbolic order of a unmarried multiethnic kingdom, and the surviving neighborhood Jewish groups, that are now part of new states, face the duty of refashioning their identities once more.
- The Archeology of the New Testament. The Mediterranean World of the Early Christian Apostles
- Religions of Rome: Volume 1: A History
- Pilgrimages and Spiritual Quests in Japan (Japan Anthropology Workshop Series)
- Celibacy and Religious Traditions
- Studies on the Derveni Papyrus
Extra info for A Theological Account of Nat Turner: Christianity, Violence, and Theology
111 These missions sharply contradicted Turner and other slaves’ political and religious views of slavery. Southern Evangelicals aimed to Christianize the institution of slavery by giving new ethical Christian duties and responsibilities to both slaves and slave-masters. Donald G. 112 In total, the plantation missions sought to transform a supposedly heathen slave population and to influence the ethics of the slave-master. 116 While plantation missions never captured dominance over white religion in the South, they reflected the dichotomy between Turner’s view of slavery and that of white Southern Evangelicalism in 1831.
1 There are limited sources of impartial and credible information about Turner. Kenneth S. W. Lampley, A Theological Account of Nat Turner © Karl W. ”2 Greenberg is particularly concerned that one cannot know the name, face, and body of Turner with any real certainty. For example, Greenberg asserts, “We do not know the name of Nat Turner. We do not know what he looked like. ”3 Notwithstanding imperfect and incomplete documentation and evidence about Turner, it is nevertheless possible to produce a historical portrait of Nat Turner that informed his theology and theological worldview.
Drewry wanted to demonstrate the viciousness and apparent insanity of Nat Turner in contrast to the congeniality of slavery in Virginia. Even Turner seems to suggest that his state of slavery was nonthreatening. Notwithstanding, to characterize all slavery in Virginia as benign and benevolent defies substantiation. Certainly, the conditions for rebellion were improved by respect for the Sabbath. Saturday and Sunday before the rebellion, Nat Turner met with coconspirators. But, this was not his original plan.
A Theological Account of Nat Turner: Christianity, Violence, and Theology by K. Lampley