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True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary
Blount, Brian†K., Cain†Hope Felder, Clarice†J. Martin and Emerson†B. Powery, editors

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2007 pp. xx + 566. $29.00


Description: 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, Gay L. Byron, Vincent Wimbush, and sixteen other notable scholars.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, African-American Approaches

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Review by Gosnell Yorke
Published 12/20/2008
Citation: Gosnell Yorke, review of Brian K. Blount, general ed.; Cain†Hope Felder, Clarice†J. Martin, and Emerson B. Powery, associate eds., True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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