Book Review: "Biblical Waters: Race, Class, and Family" By Cain Hope Felder

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African American Studies | Biblical Studies | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Cultural History | History of Religion | History of Religions of Western Origin | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


Because he is one of the leaders of a new generation of African American academic biblical scholars, the author, professor of New Testament at Howard University School of Divinity, has taken a bold step not only for himself, but for an emergent scholarly movement. Since it has been only in the last five years that the numbers of university trained African-American biblical scholars have been appreciable enough to warrant even a count, justify a program unit at the national meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature, and attract support for sustained institutionalized conversation and collaboration, the appearance of Felder's volume is fraught with significance. It represents the first of what undoubtedly will be a number of highly critical, yet accessible volumes written by African-American biblical scholars of this generation.

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