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The Bible in HistoryHow the Texts Have Shaped the Times$
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David W. Kling

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195130089

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195130081.001.0001

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“Let My People Go”

“Let My People Go”

Exodus in the African American Experience

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The Bible in History

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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

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