A discussion of Dr. McWilliams part 2

On Thursday, June 3rd, 2010, I talked with Dr. Weldon McWilliams about the second half of his recent Ph.D dissertation (the fourth through sixth chapters) entitled TO PROCLAIM LIBERTY TO THE CAPTIVES. In this discussion we have an interesting exchange about how the the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church sees Paul (author of the most books of the Bible, in the New Testament) differently from the mainstream American church that tends to overemphasize his teachings on individual salvation to ultimately accomodate the Western individualism that is a cover for further neocolonial exploitation. An edifying conversation indeed. -RF.

Author: Dr. Rhone Fraser

Dr. Rhone Fraser is an independent writer and journalist born of Jamaican immigrants in Brooklyn, New York, on October 12, 1979. He moved to Florida in 1989 and graduated from Zephyrhills (FL) High School in 1997. He graduated from Yale University in 2001, after which time he taught in the public school systems in New Haven (CT) and the Bronx for three years. He then began writing independently and finished a documentary play on the life of Fannie Lou Hamer entitled, "Living Sacrifice," for which he still seeks publication. He earned his Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple as of August 31, 2012. His dissertation was a literary and historical analysis of Pauline Hopkins, A. Philip Randolph and Paul Robeson. He also is a freelance editor and radio producer, and is currently producer of WPEB's Freedom Readers on 88.1 FM in Philadelphia.