I. Exotic Peoples in Manuscript Illustration
a. The fabulous races served as a pastime for wealthy bibliophiles.
b. The exotic peoples illustrated in this book reflect an increasing interest in
naturalistic observation freed from moral judgment and showin
a. Plinys Natural History allowed people of the West to learn about people
from the East.
b. Races mutated, divided, and converged.
c. Some writers borrowed traits from some races and used them to develop
d. A process of creative misunderstandi
a. Plinys stoicisms leads him to see the purpose for the most ordinary to the
most wonderful things.
a.i. He claims that nature is to be found entirely nowhere more than in
her smallest creations.
a.ii. For this reason he begs his readers
I. Third Reading: Establishment of Canon and Hermeneutical Principle
(Beginning of Independent Church Movements in the 19th C.)
a. Northern AAs, with more freedoms, led the third reading of the bible for
b. Independent church movements had an opposit
I. Introduction: The Bible as Language-world
a. Over the last decade AA religious traditions have been interpreted as part
of a liberation movement, a sociological phenomenon, and as historical
manifestations of the African worldview of piety in the diasp
a. Filis talks about how men shouldnt bear the blame for everything they are
a.i. Men have by nature assumed more power than women, and they
fear that women will take some of this power away.
a.ii. It is because of mens fears t
I. The True Worship of God
a. Sinning is paramount to worshipping the devil.
b. Societys schizophrenic behavior is manifested by homosexuality.
c. The scriptures must be re-interpreted in order to create authentic faith.
d. African men wrote the bible.
I. Power to Define
a. Blacks have been freed from the Euro-gentiles power to define them.
b. Evil men have defined their actions as good, so righteous men must
reverse those definitions.
c. An army of the Universal Corrective Force, composed of earthquake
I. The Quest for God
a. We worship many false idols today, like celebrities.
a.i. These false gods justify our wickedness.
b. Slave-oriented Christianity, the religion of the apostate church, is a false
god that leads followers to sin.
b.i. This has led t
I. About the Author: Ben Ammi: Son of My People
a. Ben Ammi was born in Chicago in 1939 to Levi and Rena Carter.
b. The author met Ben Ammi in 1948 in Chicago.
c. Ammi was never violent and always had a talent for articulation.
d. He dropped out of high s