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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To my mother, Olivia Estes — my first librarian, who taught me how to hear the books talk Above this firmament of your Scripture I believe that there.
In the crowds that came to hear them, Evangelical preachers noted the sizeable presence of African slaves. Slaves in significant numbers came under the ...
... part of the meeting house where they usually sit, with so many black countenances eagerly attentive to every word they hear, frequently bathed in tears.
American slaves living in a land of captivity would have rejoiced to hear that the delayed justice due a wicked land would not be denied.
... worship meetings of the slaves there in which “at regular intervals one hears the elder 'deaconing' a hymnbook hymn, which is sung two lines at a time.
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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