Race is a central biblical theme, and yet has been neglected in much evangelical scholarship. Daniel Hays offers a thorough foundational study, ranging from Genesis to Revelation.
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- Author HAY, J. DANIEL
- Pub Date 01/05/2003
- Binding Paperback
- Pages 240
After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no-one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language...' (Revelation 7:9)
The visions in the book of revelation give a glimpse of the people of God at the consummation of history - a racially diverse congregation gathered together in worship around God's throne.
The theme of race runs throughout Scripture, constantly pointing to the global and multi-ethnic dimensions inherent in the overarching plan of God. In response to the neglect of this theme in much evangelical scholarship, Dr Hays offers a thorough exegetical study. As well as focusing on texts which have a general bearing on race, Dr Hays also demonstrates that black Africans from Cush (Ethiopia) play an important role in both Old and New Testament history.
This careful, nuanced analysis provides a clear theological foundation for life in contemporary multi-racial cultures, and challenges churches to pursue racial unity in Christ.