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Author Callahan, Allen Dwight.

Title The talking book : African Americans and the Bible / Allen Dwight Callahan.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiv, 286 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-273) and indexes.
Contents The talking book -- The poison book -- The good book -- Exile -- Exodus -- Ethiopia -- Emmanuel.
Summary The Bible has profoundly influenced African Americans throughout their history. This wide-ranging book is the first to explore the African American experience of the Bible from a variety of perspectives. Connecting biblical stories and images to the music, politics, religion, and arts and letters of African Americans, the book demonstrates the centrality of the Bible in black culture, both popular and highbrow. African Americans first came to the Bible under the yoke of slavery. The Bible was not read but heard, and its stories became first a source of songs, spirituals, and hollers, and later, after the Civil War, a powerful motivation for learning to read. Allen Callahan traces the Bible culture that developed during and following enslavement. He identifies the most important biblical images for African Americans - Exile, Exodus, Ethiopia, and Emmanuel - and discusses their recurrence and their role in the formation of a collective identity and sense of justice. With insights into the deeply interwoven histories of African Americans and the Bible, the author guides his readers toward a deeper appreciation of both.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Bible -- Black interpretations -- History.
Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Afrocentrism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History.
African Americans -- Religion.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780300137873 (electronic bk.)
0300137877 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 9780300109368