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Theorizing Scriptures: New Critical Orientations to a Cultural Phenomenon

Vincent Wimbush - Religion - 2008 - 324 pages
Historically, religious scriptures are defined as holy texts that are considered to be beyond the abilities of the layperson to interpret. Their content is most frequently ...
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Asceticism

Vincent L. Wimbush, Richard Valantasis - Religion - 2002 - 672 pages
From meditation and fasting to celibacy and anchoritism, the ascetic impulse has been an enduring and complex phenomenon throughout history. Offering a sweeping view of this ...
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The Bible and African Americans: A Brief History

Vincent L. Wimbush - Religion - 2003 - 98 pages
The unique encounter of African Americans with the Bible has shaped centuries of spirituality and social engagement of a whole continent. Highly respected biblical scholar ...
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African Americans and the Bible: Sacred Texts and Social Structures

Vincent L. Wimbush - Religion - 2001 - 896 pages
A unique study of how the Bible "constructs" African Americans and how African Americans "construct" the bibleFrom literature and the arts to popular culture and everyday life ...
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Asceticism and the New Testament

Leif E. Vaage, Vincent L. Wimbush - Religion - 1999 - 444 pages
The role of asceticism has often been overlooked in examining the New Testament. This comprehensive and comparative text reveals new ways of interpreting the New Testament and ...
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MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference

Vincent L. Wimbush, Melissa Renee Reid - History - 2013 - 336 pages
MisReading America presents original research on and conversation about reading formations in American communities of color, using the phenomenon of the reading of scriptures ...
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