The Bible and African Americans: A Brief History

The Bible and African Americans: A Brief History

by Vincent L. Wimbush
     
 

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 the spirituality and social engagement of a whole continent. Highly respected biblical scholar Vincent Wimbush here outlines five phases of African American biblical reading and shows how the language of the Bible enabled African Americans to negotiate the strange world into which they…  See more details below

Overview

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

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)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Bible as Language-World1
Reading 1African Sensibilities as the Center of the Circle: First Contact12
Reading 2Creating the "New World" Circle: Folk Culture21
Reading 3Establishing the Circle: National(ist) Identities and Formations33
Reading 4Reshaping the Circle: Re-mixes and Re-formations47
Reading 5Stepping Outside the Circle: Fundamentalism63
Reading 6Making the Circle True: Women's Experiences76
Ongoing Engagement83
Notes86

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