Intersectins of race and christianity

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Richard Muvdi Theology January 22, 2008 Intersection of Race and the History of Christianity Race preceded Christianity. It should stand to reason then, that somewhere along the line these two concepts should intersect. In the article assignments by Paul Harvey, Martin Luther King and Tim Wise, the reader is taken along a historical journey from the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s to the present day neo-Nazi’s right to freedom of speech. Throughout the readings, examples of the intersection of race and the history of Christianity abound. In Paul Harvey’s article, A Servant of Servants Shall Be , he addresses the whole idea of race and Christianity. In Colonial times, white Christians didn’t quite know what to make of black people. They weren’t even sure that they were human. They did however know that whites were human and Christians were white therefore, the thought was, and that blacks were nonhuman or heathens. These Christians wanted to change the heathen ways of the black people by baptizing them into Christianity. This is an intersection of race and Christianity and an example of where the “whitening” of the black people begins. Harvey reminds us of the 1664 Maryland law of durante vita (duration of a
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