African American Religious Life and the Story of Nimrod

  • Anthony B. Pinn
  • Allen Dwight Callahan

Part of the Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice book series (BRWT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: “Figures of the True”

    1. Allen Dwight Callahan
      Pages 1-11
  3. Nimrod as Hero

  4. Nimrod as Infamous

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
  5. A Neutral Stance

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-271

About this book


The biblical text and its key figures have played a prominent role in the development of religious discourse on pressing socio-political issues. Slavery and continued discrimination were given theological sanction through the Old Testament story of Ham, but what of his descendent Nimrod the hunter?


hermeneutics identity theology

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony B. Pinn
    • 1
  • Allen Dwight Callahan
    • 2
  1. 1.Rice UniversityHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Seminário Teológico Batista do Nordeste in BahiaSalvadorBrasil

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