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First pure, then peaceable : Frederick Douglass, Darkness and the epistle of James / Margaret P. Aymer.

Margaret P Aymer

[London] : Bloomsbury Publishing : T & T Clark, ©2008.

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  • Title:
    First pure, then peaceable : Frederick Douglass, Darkness and the epistle of James / Margaret P. Aymer.
  • Author: Margaret P Aymer
  • Subjects: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895;
    Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895; Light and darkness in the Bible; Slavery -- Biblical teaching; Slavery -- United States -- History; African Americans -- Religion; RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament; RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Paul's Letters; African Americans -- Religion; Black interpretations of sacred works; Light and darkness in the Bible; Slavery; Slavery -- Biblical teaching; United States; Bible. James -- Criticism, interpretation, etc; Bible. James -- Black interpretations; Bible. James; Electronic books; Criticism, interpretation, etc; History;
    Dewey: 227/.9106092
  • Publication Details: [London] : Bloomsbury Publishing : T & T Clark, ©2008.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER 1 FREDERICK DOUGLASS, BIBLE READER; Biblical Studies: An On-going Critique; African Americans in the Guild of Biblical Studies; Cultural Interpretation: A Review and Critique; Moving from Silence to Darkness; Reading "Darkness": A Theoretical Model of Marronage; To Read "Darkness": Frederick Douglass as Exemplum; CHAPTER 2 FREDERICK DOUGLASS, "DARKNESS READER"; A Very Brief Biography; Is Douglass "Dark" Enough?; The Language of Religion; "First Pure, then Peaceable: The choice of Jas 3:17; Formation or Home-Building and the Bible.
    Contents: CHAPTER 3 REDEFINING "RELIGION": DOUGLASS'S ABOLITIONIST SPEECHES AND JAMES 3:17Oratory and Orientation; The Dimensions of Home: Frederick Douglass and Jas 3:17; "American Slavery, American Religion, and the Free Church of Scotland"; Structural, Textual, and Ideational Aspects; Rhetoric and Signification; Other Formative Uses of Jas 3:17 in Douglass's Abolitionist Speeches; "The Fourth of July" and Jas 3:17; "John Brown" and Jas 3:17; The Language of Formation: Further Considerations; CHAPTER 4 "FRIENDSHIP WITH THE [Omitted] IS ENMITY WITH GOD": "DARKNESS READING" AND THE EPISTLE OF JAMES.
    Contents: Reading "Darkness, " Reading JamesA Brief Overview of the Epistle; James as Re-form[ul]ation; Intertextuality and "Scripturalizing" in James; Signification and Other Rhetorical Moves in James; "Darkness Reading" and Jas 3:17; The Contours of the Pericope: Formal and Structural Considerations; Re-form[ul]ation and Jas 3:13-18; Intertextuality in Jas 3:13-18; Signification, Rhetoric and Jas 3:13-18; James and Darkness: Preliminary Conclusions; CHAPTER 5 TAKING AN "ELL": READING, DARKNESS, AND RESISTANCE; A "Reading" Lesson; "Reading" as Resistance; "Scriptures": The Norms of "America."
    Contents: Evangelical Christianity and the Myth of America"Taking an Ell": "Reading" and "Darkness"; Why did Douglass "Read" James?; CHAPTER 6 "READING DARKNESS" AND "BIBLICAL STUDIES"; "Reading Darkness" as "Changing the 'Subject' "; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Ancient Sources; Index of Authors/Subjects; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; P; R; S; T; W.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780567002396 (electronic bk.); ISBN 056700239X (electronic bk.); ISBN (hbk. ; alk. paper); ISBN (hbk. ; alk. paper); BNB GBB986668; System number: 019388333
  • Notes: Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-142) and indexes.
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (163 pages).
  • Series: Library of New Testament studies ; 379
    T & T Clark library of biblical studies

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