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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In traditional parlance still used in some African- American churches, what preachers do with the Bible in their sermons is spoken of as “taking a text.
Biblical imagery was also the idiom for remnants of traditional West ... West African traditions of ornamented textiles lived on in the work of slave ...
The early legends of Israel's monarchy still carry traditions that are stridently antimonarchical, and Israel's greatest king is a former shepherd boy ...
In the scriptures they found a God that “sits high and looks low,” as a traditional African-American prayer puts it; that the humble are exalted and exalted ...
... among “the Books called the Apocrypha,” the traditional collection of fourteen books usually placed in the Bible between the Old and New Testaments.
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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