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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American slaves and their descendants have taken the texts of the Bible in every sense of the word: embraced them, endured them, seized them, stolen them, ...
“It was adapted to and invested with the experience of the slave.” In so doing, the slaves took in hand what was at hand and impressed it into the service ...
African slaves and their descendants discerned something in the Bible that was neither at the center of their ancestral cultures nor in evidence in their ...
London, an African in America and a slave, was a literate Muslim. Yet his very literacy bears ... Many African slaves were, like London, literate Muslims.
Before the beginning of the eighteenth century, few slaves professed ... rarely read by the slave: many colonists and virtually all slaves were illiterate.
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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