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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... me with photocopies of Theophilus Gould Steward's The End of the World and some helpful pointers on the historiography of African-American religion.
Yet biblical phrases and motifs have been manifest in African- American life far beyond the boundaries that moderns have marked o¤ with the word religion.
“Biblical imagery was used because it was at hand,” writes historian of religion Charles Long. “It was adapted to and invested with the experience of the ...
... and by the strange religion of Evangelical Protestantism. ... provided that through baptism and religious instruction masters helped to secure for them ...
2 But the master class in general and the Southern planter class in particular remained indi¤erent at best and often openly hostile to the religious ...
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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