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It is all the more fascinating and poignant that the essayists are students of theology of varied backgrounds. What they have in common is the pursuit of theological studies at the mouth of ...
It is all the more fascinating and poignant that the essayists are students of theology of varied backgrounds. What they have in common is the pursuit of theological studies at the mouth of Harlem. This location at the turn of the century inspired them to think differently about the focus and agenda of theological studies, especially biblical studies. Each essayist is convinced that the study of the Bible should entail the study of cultural construction and deconstruction, the study of the making and unmaking of cultural myths that shape existence.
|Series Editor's Preface|
|Introduction. And the Students Shall Teach Them ... The Study of the Bible and the Study of Meaning Construction||1|
|1||The American Way and the Good Red Road. American Indians, the Christian Right, and the (De)Construction of American Religion||13|
|2||"It's a Small World ..." Abraham Lincoln, the New American Myth, and the Biblical Rhetoric of Unity||53|
|3||Charles Augustus Briggs, Modernism, and the Rise of Biblical Scholarship in Nineteenth-Century America||71|
|4||The Body as Reader. African-Americans, Freedom, and the American Myth||105|
|5||Children of the American Myth. David Koresh, the Branch Davidians, and the American Bible||123|
|6||Heaven's Gate. Religious Outworldliness American Style||157|
|7||Coda. American Biblical Hermeneutics. Personal Observations on the Liquification of Biblical Studies||175|