The Talking Book: African Americans and the Bible
Yale University Press, 01/10/2008 - 295 من الصفحات
A striking narrative of the Bible’s central role in African-American history from the early days of slavery to the present
The Talking Book casts the Bible as the central character in a vivid portrait of black America, tracing the origins of African-American culture from slavery’s secluded forest prayer meetings to the bright lights and bold style of today’s hip-hop artists.
The Bible has profoundly influenced African Americans throughout history. From a variety of perspectives this wide-ranging book is the first to explore the Bible’s role in the triumph of the black experience. Using the Bible as a foundation, African Americans shared religious beliefs, created their own music, and shaped the ultimate key to their freedom—literacy. Allen Callahan highlights the intersection of biblical images with African-American music, politics, religion, art, and literature.
The author tells a moving story of a biblically informed African-American culture, identifying four major biblical images—Exile, Exodus, Ethiopia, and Emmanuel. He brings these themes to life in a unique African-American history that grows from the harsh experience of slavery into a rich culture that endures as one of the most important forces of twenty-first-century America.
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It was through the human voice, then, and not the printed page, that the Bible came to inhabit the slave's inner world. The slaves' Bible became musical, ...
... observed that after Emancipation the ability to read continued to be correlated with the preaching vocation, but for reasons more human than divine.
Born of rape, bred in the slave quarters, and sold by his father, Douglass's early insistence on his humanity had been repeatedly rewarded with the lash, ...
... and Garnet had cited the Apostle Paul's dictum that God “has made of one blood all nations” in support of the full humanity of African Americans.
All human beings, black and white, slave and free, were the descendants of Adam and Eve. The beginning of all stories, and all pedigrees, was to be found in ...
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In this informative academic volume, Callahan (a New Testament professor at Brazil's SeminÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½rio TeolÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½gico Batista do Nordeste) examines how the music and literature of black ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله