Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

“There Is No Flesh in His Obdurate Heart”

That is Frederick Douglass’ description, borrowed from the evangelical Anglican poet William Cowper, of the man who is not moved by the music of the slave’s lament. In chapter 6 of My Bondage and My Freedom, Douglass gives an account of the emotional and spiritual power of the song of the grief-stricken. Though slaves were […]