The talking book

African Americans and the Bible

By Callahan, Allen Dwight

Publishers Summary:
"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 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."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN
978-0-30010-936-8
Publisher
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on August 21, 2006

In this informative academic volume, Callahan (a New Testament professor at Brazil's Semin�rio Teol�gico Batista do Nordeste) examines how the music and literature of black Americans are shot through with biblical images. His opening chapter rehearses familiar history, explaining how white evangelicals introduced slaves to the Bible, and arguing that the Bible has given black Americans the resources to critique injustice. More innova...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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