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.
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Acknowledgments ix Prologue xi 1 The Talking Book 1 2 The Poison Book 21 3 The Good Book 41 4 Exile 49 5 Exodus 83 6 Ethiopia 138 7 Emmanuel 185 Postscript ...
... and disenfranchisement, African Americans have spoken of escape from oppression as an Exodus and their goal of a better life as the Promised Land.
In the story of the Exodus runaway slaves stage a spectacular escape, the military might of an empire and their deep-seated fear of freedom notwithstanding.
And in the book of Exodus God had freed the ancient Hebrews from bondage in Egypt: the liberation of slaves had been God's will. These were ideas at least ...
... the Exodus story figures prominently at a meeting of the co-conspirators at Vesey's home. That night at Vesey's we determined to have arms made, ...
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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