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Brad R. Braxton, the Jessie Ball duPont Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Biblical Studies at Wake Forest University Divinity School, will sign copies of his book “No Longer Slaves: Galatians and African American Experience” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13 at the College Book Store on campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The book, which was released in September by The Liturgical Press, offers an interpretation of Paul’s New Testament message to the Galatians through the perspective of African-Americans living in modern society. Braxton, an ordained Baptist minister and frequent guest preacher and speaker in several community churches, proclaims in the book that African-Americans should start to derive their own meaning from traditional works like the Bible instead of blindly subscribing to white or Western European interpretations.
Braxton is one of approximately 50 African-American biblical scholars in the entire country, and he says he offers his book as a tool to help African-Americans achieve intellectual liberation.
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