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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Hangs not all our hope on this, as argued by St. Paul?”40 The concluding rhetorical question is telling. Lee alludes to Paul's synopsis of the Gospel ...
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable” (15:17–19). Lee undermines the force of Paul's counsel to silence enjoined on ...
5 The reference to Sodom — the iniquitous city that God destroys in the book of Genesis — suggests the inspiration of Craft's hope.
Johnson and his comrades “eagerly grasped at any statements which our anxiety, hope, and prayer concerning our liberty led us to search for, and which might ...
... Americans have seen both their history of su¤ering and their hope of vindication, symbol of both the frustration and fulfillment of their destiny.
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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