Daily Archives: February 3, 2011

Albertz on Economics, the Covenant Code, Anti-Syncretism, and Deuteronomic Reform

I’m continuing my way through Volume 1 of Rainer Albertz’s A History of Israelite Religion in the Old Testament Period. In this post, I want to regurgitate some of what Albertz says about the economic stratification of eighth century Israel … Continue reading

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“Of Booker T. Washington and Others”

In W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk, I read the essay, “Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others.”  To read it, see here.  It was from this essay that the character of Simon Haley in Roots: The Next … Continue reading

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