Daily Archives: February 11, 2011

Finishing Up Du Bois’ Souls of Black Folk

I finished up W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk, with the essay, “The Sorrow Songs,” as well as the “Afterthought.” “The Sorrow Songs” is about African-American spirituals.  On page 162, Du Bois summarizes what he sees as their … Continue reading

Posted in Black History Month, Race

Von Rad and Levenson on Some Psalms

I finished Volume I of Gerhard Von Rad’s Old Testament Theology.  I want to comment on two issues: Psalm 50, and righteousness by works.  For both issues, I’ll also be bringing in Jon Levenson’s Sinai and Zion. 1.  One of … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time