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Author: KIDD, COLIN.
Title: The Forging of Races: Race and Scripture in the Protestant Atlantic World, 1600 - 2000.
Description: Cambridge Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2006. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. 309 pp. This book revolutionises our understanding of race. Building upon the insight that races are products of culture rather than biology, demonstrates that the Bible - the key text in Western culture - has left a vivid imprint on modern racial theories and prejudices. Fixing his attention on the changing relationship between race and theology in the Protestant Atlantic world between 1600 and 2000, he shows that, while the Bible itself is colour-blind, its interpreters have imported racial significance into the scriptures. Kidd's study probes the theological anxieties that lurked behind the confident facade of of white racial supremacy in the age of empire and race slavery, as well as the ways in which racialist ideas left their mark upon new forms of religiosity. Essential reading for anyone interested in the histories of race or religion. ISBN: 0521797292.
Keywords: history, society, ethnicity, race, racism, christianity, protestantism, britain, europe, united states 0521797292
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- Book number: 10871
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