Daily Archives: February 8, 2011

“Of the Faith of the Fathers”

In W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk, I read “Of the Faith of the Fathers.” Du Bois argues that white slavemasters used Christianity to make their slaves submissive, but, in the process, they deprived African-Americans of hope, which … Continue reading

Posted in Black History Month, Race, Religion

Hexateuch, Sinai, Land Promises

I’m continuing my way through Volume I of Gerhard Von Rad’s Old Testament Theology. I’m still unclear about Von Rad’s views regarding the Hexateuch.  I get that Von Rad identifies throughout the Hebrew Bible (particularly in Deuteronomy 26:5-9 and such … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion