“Let My People Go”

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195130089
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835393 | DOI:
“Let My People Go”

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This chapter focuses on the Book of Exodus in the history of African-American Christians. It surveys the biblical exodus and then turns to various African-American understandings and expressions of exodus themes in the context of slavery, emancipation, migration, the civil rights movement, and black liberation theology.

Keywords: Book of Exodus; exodus; Moses; black liberation theology; slave spirituals; black nationalism; Promised Land; Martin Luther King; James Cone; civil rights movement

Chapter.  16969 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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