The Talking Book: African Americans and the Bible
Yale University Press, 01/10/2008 - 295 páginas
A striking narrative of the Bible’s central role in African-American history from the early days of slavery to the present
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 Bible has profoundly influenced African Americans throughout history. From a variety of perspectives this wide-ranging book is the first to explore the Bible’s role in the triumph of the black experience. Using the Bible as a foundation, African Americans shared religious beliefs, created their own music, and shaped the ultimate key to their freedom—literacy. Allen Callahan highlights the intersection of biblical images with African-American music, politics, religion, art, and literature.
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.
... aspiration of African slave John Jea was to read the Bible for himself in English and Dutch, the languages of eighteenth-century Dutch New York.
of eighteenth-century Dutch New York. Jea realized his aspiration, as he would later recount in his memoirs, with supernatural help.
Elijah Muhammad, Message to the Blackman in America in new york city in 1849, Frederick Douglass and the Presbyterian minister Henry Highland Garnet engaged ...
He and other African-American leaders sympathetic to his opposition of the plan carried the debate, urging the capacity crowd at New York's Zion Church “not ...
... a slave in eighteenth-century Dutch New York manumitted following his public confession of the Christian faith, sought to keep the poison book 23.
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In this informative academic volume, Callahan (a New Testament professor at Brazil's SeminÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½rio TeolÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½gico Batista do Nordeste) examines how the music and literature of black ... Ler crítica na íntegra