Chapter 3. “Cursed be Canaan!”: The Bible, Racism, and Slavery

  1. Adrian Thatcher

Published Online: 24 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302691.ch3

The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible

The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible

How to Cite

Thatcher, A. (2009) “Cursed be Canaan!”: The Bible, Racism, and Slavery, in The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302691.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170161

Online ISBN: 9781444302691

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Keywords:

  • savage text at work;
  • use of Bible as savage text - major deterrent to faith and for world Christianity;
  • “Cursed Be Canaan!”- The Bible, Racism, and Slavery;
  • Bible and racism;
  • is the Bible racist?;
  • Bible and slavery;
  • New Testament Household Codes;
  • reading the Bible after slavery;
  • theology convincing without being “dogmatic”;
  • work of Jesus in the New Testament - reconciling everything to God

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Bible and Racism

  • The Bible and Slavery

  • Reading the Bible after Slavery