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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... Woolfolk recalls that he himself spoke at a meeting at which Gabriel, Gabriel's brother Martin, and other coconspirators were present with arms.
Then, all kneeling, he made a short, extemporaneous petition, closing with the Lord's Prayer; all present, black as well as white, joining in it.
“On Sunday the slaves who wanted to worship would gather at one of the large cabins with one of the overseers present and have their church, after which the ...
... he insisted that God had opened for him only one book, the Bible. “From that hour, in which the Lord taught me to read, until the present,” he claims, ...
So in the mid-twentieth century, the folk artist William Edmondson's sculpture Eve presents her dressed in a fig leaf, the hasty invention of wardrobe that ...
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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