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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... chapter entitled “Emmanuel” from a lecture I presented several years ago in Brazil reviewing African-American interpretations of the figure of Jesus.
... and the genre of African-American music called “gospel” takes its name from its obsession with biblical stories from the life of Jesus.
... and the figure of Jesus inhabits what poet Sonia Sanchez has called “a theological space” in which young black people identify with his biblical words ...
... man who oaciated at Jesus's execution. Though he “could not read a word,” Macon Dead copies the name Pilate from the Bible and hands it to the midwife.
... it makes God guilty of an act of adultery by charging Him with being the father of Mary's baby (Jesus), again it charges Noah and Lot with drunkenness, ...
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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