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The Talking Book: African Americans and the Bible
Callahan, Allen Dwight

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006 pp. xiv + 286. $30.00


Description: 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 slaveryís secluded forest prayer meetings to the bright lights and bold style of todayís hip-hop artists. The author tells a moving story of a biblically informed African-American culture, identifying four major biblical imagesóExile, 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.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Literary Approaches, Hermeneutics, Ideological Critique, African-American Approaches, History of Interpretation

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Review by Nyasha Junior
Published 5/13/2011
Citation: Nyasha Junior, review of Allen Dwight Callahan, The Talking Book: African Americans and the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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