African American Religious Life and The Story of Nimrod

From support for racial discrimination to justification for struggle against the status quo, the biblical text and its key figures have played a prominent role in the development of religious discourse on pressing socio-political issues.  Slavery and continued discrimination were given theological sanction through the Old Testament story of Ham, but what of his descendent Nimrod the hunter? African American Religious Life and the Story of Nimrod interrogates the nature and meaning of the biblical figure Nimrod’s legacy for the children of Africa, shedding light on an intriguing question:  For people of African descent is Nimrod famous, or infamous?