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The Talking Book

African Americans and the Bible
  • By Allen Dwight Callahan
$20.00
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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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780300136166
    • Manufacturer: Yale Univ Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780300136166
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2008
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Allen Dwight Callahan
    • Page Count: 286
    • Width: 6.48 inches
    • Height: 0.65 inches
    • Length: 9.30 inches
    • Weight: 0.95 pounds
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