True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary

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Brian K. Blount, Cain Hope Felder, Clarice Jannette Martin, Emerson B. Powery
Fortress Press, 2007 - Religion - 566 pages
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This pioneering commentary sets biblical interpretation firmly in the context of African American experience and concern. Cutting-edge scholarship that is in tune with African American churches calls into question many of the canons of traditional biblical research and highlights the role of the Bible in African American history, accenting themes of ethnicity, class, slavery, and African heritage as these play a role in Christian scripture and the Christian odyssey of an emancipated people. Contributors include the volume editors, Thomas Hoyt, Monya A. Stubbs, Vincent Wimbush, and sixteen other notable scholars.

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Brian K. Blount is Associate Professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary.

Emerson B. Powery, Professor of Biblical Studies at Messiah College, was a contributor to the Wesley Study Bible and co-authored Invitation to the New Testament (a short-term DISCIPLE Bible study). He wrote Jesus Reads Scripture (Brill, 2003) and was one of the lead editors forTrue to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary (Fortress, 2007). Powery received a Master of Divinitydegree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian

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