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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I will give peace in the land . . . five of you shall chase an hundred and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight” (Lev. 26:3–8).
(13:6) Give praise to the Lord, for he is good: and praise the everlasting King, that his Tabernacle may be builded in thee again with joy: and let him make ...
... and Sunday nights, and “would read the Negro parson a chapter in the Bible, select his text, and give him some instructions about handling the text.
... to give one cent toward this doubtful scheme.”3 Douglass and Garnet were both African Americans. Both had escaped slavery from Maryland's Eastern Shore.
The Bible's regulations for the conduct of holy war give God's imprimatur to armed violence, genocide, and even the slaughter of noncombatants.
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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