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Honor, Order, and Mastery in Palmer's Biblical Imagination

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780195142792
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834280 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195142799.003.0008

Series: Religion in America

 Honor, Order, and Mastery in Palmer's Biblical Imagination

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This chapter explores the way the themes of honor and order permeate Palmer's evolving interpretation of Genesis 9:20–27 and related passages throughout his long career. Particular attention is given to Palmer's view that secession from the Union and separation from Northern Presbyterians were matters of honor, and to his association of abolitionism with disorder and infidelity.

Keywords: abolition; abolitionism; honor; order; secession

Chapter.  6659 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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