Frederick Douglass and Liberation Theology

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“Fredrick Douglass: A Precursor to Liberation Theology” By: Reginald F. Davis About the Author: Reginald F. Davis, Pastor of the historic First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia holds a Master of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in New York and a Doctorate in Humanities, with a concentration in African American Studies from Florida State University. Pastor Davis received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, Texas. He has served as the Dean of Students at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Davis has also served on the faculties of Barry University and Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. In 2004 the Journal of Religious Thought accepted publication of his article titled "African American Interpretation of Scripture." Dr. Davis’ writings on Frederick Douglass are contained in an anthology called "Empire and the Christian Tradition: New Readings of Classical Theologians," edited by Kwok Pui-lan, Don H. Compier, and Joerg Rieger (Portress Press, 2007). He is also the author of the much discussed work titled, "The Black Church Relevant or Irrelevant in the 21st Century” (Smyth & Helwys, 2010), and the recently acclaimed “Bible Study for Pastors and Ministers” (Wipf & Stock, 2011), ready-made lessons to transform members into disciples and an audience into an army. Dr. Davis is affiliated with the National Baptist Convention, the American Baptist Churches of the South, and American Academy of Religion, the NAACP, Ministers' Alliance and Business Operating Self Support (BOSS) in Memphis, Tennessee. Pastor Davis has been a frequent radio guest in Memphis, Tennessee, and lectures at colleges, universities, and churches across the nation. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Having previously served as pastor of the First Baptist Church in North Chicago, he

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