Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself Essay | Student Essay

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The White Mans Religion: a Savage Hypocrisy

Summary: This essay cites Fredrick Douglass' "Narrative in the Life of a Slave" and William Apess' "An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man." It details how both men feel the Christanity being practiced by their opressors is a hypocrisy of the written religion.
When people choose to follow a religion they agree to practice the tenets and standards put forth by that religion. If a person is a practicing Christian they would need to follow the teachings of love and kindness that are given forth by Jesus Christ. Frederick Douglass in his work, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself, and William Apess in his work, "An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man" both disagree with the form of Christianity practiced and preached by their white oppressors. Although Douglass and Apess are from different cultural backgrounds, both men's works share the theme of the white mans perversion of the Christian religion.

In his work, Frederick Douglass speaks of two kinds of Christianity: the "Christianity of the land" and the "Christianity of Christ" (2093). The `Christianity of the land' is the religion...

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