Beyond Slavery

Overcoming Its Religious and Sexual Legacies

  • Editors
  • Bernadette J. Brooten

Part of the Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice book series (BRWT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Bernadette J. Brooten
      Pages 1-29
  3. A Prayer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Nancy Rawles
      Pages 33-37
  4. Overcoming Slavery’s Legacies in the United States

  5. Overcoming Slavery’s Legacies in Religious Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Kecia Ali
      Pages 107-122
  6. Ancient Origins of the Problem

  7. Why Sexual Ethics Needs History

  8. Should the Bible Form the Basis of Public Policy?

  9. The Stories We Tell

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
  10. Restorative Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
  11. A Meditation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Mende Nazer, Bernadette J. Brooten
      Pages 309-318
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 319-352

About this book


This book looks at 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.


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