in theOld & New Testaments of the Holy Bible
Ricardo D. Stanton-Salazar, Ph.D.
Non-affiliated Professor of Education & Sociology
Anti-Colonial Wars of Independence in Africa,
, before the
Civil Rights Movement of Dr./Rev. King
and 100s of thousands of others that cried for justice and an end to bigotry and
American Indian Movement,
Women's Suffrage Movement,
contemporary Liberation Theology
, and twentieth centurysocialism and feminism, ……there existed a set of radical ancient texts that thunderously roared with sacred authority for a society and all social and economic relations founded upon the principles of
and “social justice,” emphasizing that every person, regardless of the class or community they were born into, is endowed by their Creator with an indestructible dignity, aDivinity infused within their body temples, a Divinity linking all people as family—all sharingthe same Divine Origin,--Indeed!, there exists a set of radical ancient texts calling for an end of all forms of “social oppression,” while affirming the inalienable right of every person on earth,regardless of religion or faith, to develop all aspects of their human development and spiritual potential; that set of revolutionary texts?
The Old & New Testaments of Judeo-Christian Bible
. ….In spite of known errors in many of the
Aramaic & Hebrew-to-Greek
translations, in spiteof the scandalous revisions and political pressures to alter certain texts, and the elimination of other texts in constructing the New Testament (during the
Council of Nicaea
of 325 AD), thecall and commandment for
remained intact and inarguably clear.