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In a United States that continues to be driven by racial and cultural divisions, from the disproportionately high number of incarcerated African Americans to heartfelt disagreements over the true nature of marriage and the proper role of faith in public policy, the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project (from which this book originated) has identified a crucial nexus underlying these fiercest of arguments: The conjunction of religion, slavery, and sexuality.

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Bernadette J. Brooten is Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies at Brandeis University. Jacqueline L. Hazelton is a Ph.D. Candidate in Politics at Brandeis University.

Table of Contents

Introduction--Bernadette J. Brooten * PART I: A PRAYER * Prayer for my daughter (Poem)--Nancy Rawles * PART II: OVERCOMING SLAVERYS LEGACIES IN THE UNITED STATES * The Paradox of Silence and Display: Sexual Violation of Enslaved Women, and Contemporary Contradictions in Black Female Sexuality--Dorothy Roberts * From Mammy to Welfare Queen: Images of Black Women in Public-Policy Formation--Emilie M. Townes * From Plantations to Prisons: African American Women Prisoners in the United States--Ellen Barry * PART III: OVERCOMING SLAVERYS LEGACIES IN RELIGIOUS LAW * The Purchase of His Money: Slavery and the Ethics of Jewish Marriage--Gail Labovitz * Slavery and Sexual Ethics in Islam--Kecia Ali * PART IV: ANCIENT ORIGINS OF THE PROBLEM * “She Shall Not Go Free as Male Slaves Do”: Developing Views About Slavery and Gender in the Laws of the Hebrew Bible--David P. Wright * Early Christianity, Slavery, and Womens Bodies--Jennifer A. Glancy * Gender, Slavery, and Technology: The Shaping of the Early Christian Moral Imagination--Sheila Briggs * PART V: WHY SEXUAL ETHICS NEEDS HISTORY * “As If She Were His Wife”: Slavery and Sexual Ethics in Late Medieval Spain--Debra Blumenthal * Love, Sex, Slavery, and Sally Hemings--Mia Bay * Breaking the Silence: Sexual Hypocrisies from Thomas Jefferson to Strom Thurmond--Catherine Clinton * PART VI: SHOULD THE BIBLE FORM THE BASIS OF PUBLIC POLICY * The Bible, Slavery, and the Problem of Authority--Sylvester A. Johnson * The "Purity of the White Woman, Not the Purity of the Negro Woman": The Contemporary Legacies of Historical Laws Against Interracial Marriage--Fay Botham * PART VII: THE STORIES WE TELL * Mammys Daughters; Or, the DNA of a Feminist Sexual Ethics--Frances Smith Foster * PART VIII: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE * Enslaved Black Women: A Theology of Justice and Reparations--Dwight N. Hopkins * PART IX: A MEDITATION * A Visit from the Old Mistress (Poem)--Florence Ladd * Epilogue--Mende Nazer, with Bernadette J. Brooten

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Brooten, Bernadette J.
Palgrave MacMillan
Brooten, Bernadette
Hazelton, Jacqueline L.
Brooten, Bernadette
Sexuality & Gender Studies
Psychology of Religion
Religion Miscellaneous-Sexuality and Gender Studies
Religion World-Sexuality and Gender Studies
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Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice
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