Exploring Race, Religion, and Slavery at the Museum of the Bible

Author: Terrence L. Johnson

July 15, 2019

In this chapter in The Museum of the Bible: A Critical Introduction, Terrence Johnson examines how the Museum of the Bible handles subject matter relating to race and Christianity. Johnson criticizes the Museum for its superficial treatment of the Bible's historical role in justifying slavery, and for its relative disinterest in the history of the black church and African-American spirituality. Johnson uses this chapter to discuss the history of Afro-Biblical hermeneutics, African-American religion, and the history of American exceptionalism as they relate to and shape one another.

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