Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation (Google eBook)

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Cain Hope Felder
Fortress Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Religion - 260 pages
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A hallmark of American black religion is its distinctive use of the Bible in creating community, resisting oppression, and fomenting social change.
  

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User Review  - Jimeka Katherine - Borders

Ready to be challenged then changed? This is the book for you! In an attempt to get a head start for graduate school, it was recommended to me to read this book and I'm so glad I did. If this book provides a glimpse of what to expect in graduate school, I'm in for a treat. Read full review

Stony the road we trod: African American biblical interpretation

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This is a splendid collection of 11 essays by African American biblical scholars; the introduction puts the essays, and the consultation out of which they grew, into context. The essays consider ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Interpreting Biblical Scholarship for the Black Church Tradition
17
The Hermeneutical Dilemma of the African American Biblical Student
40
Reading Her Way through the Struggle African American Women and the Bible
57
The Bible and African Americans An Outline of an Interpretative History
81
An Antebellum Sermon A Resource for an African American Hermeneutic
98
Race Racism and the Biblical Narratives
127
The Black Presence in the Old Testament
146
Beyond Identification The Use of Africans in Old Testament Poetry and Narratives
165
Who Was Hagar?
187
The Haustafeln Household Codes in African American Biblical Interpretation Free Slaves and Subordinate Women
206
An African American Appraisal of the PhilemonPaulOnesimus Triangle
232
Index of Ancient Sources
247
Index of Topics and Names
253
Contributors
259
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