The Bible and African Americans: A Brief History

The Bible and African Americans: A Brief History

by Vincent L. Wimbush
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0800635744

ISBN-13: 9780800635749

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

The unique encounter of African Americans with the Bible has shaped centuries of spirituality and social engagement of a whole continent. Highly respected biblical scholar Vincent Wimbush here outlines the five phases of African American reading and shows how the Bible offered a language-world through which Africans Americans have negotiated the strange land into

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The unique encounter of African Americans with the Bible has shaped centuries of spirituality and social engagement of a whole continent. Highly respected biblical scholar Vincent Wimbush here outlines the five phases of African American reading and shows how the Bible offered a language-world through which Africans Americans have negotiated the strange land into which they were thrust.

Author Biography: Vincent L. Wimbush is Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Union Theological Seminary, New York City. Author of Paul the Worldly Ascetic (1987), he is editor of several important collections on Ascetic Behavior in Greco-Roman Antiquity (1990) and African Americans and the Bible (2001).


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800635749
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
0.23(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

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