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Blackening of the Bible: The Aims of African American Biblical Scholarship (African American Religious Thought and Life)

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A systematic and complete critique of African-American and afrocentric biblical interpretation.

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Michael Brown offers an overview of the history of the development of African American and Afrocentric biblical interpretation. He then discusses how such scholarship began as an attempt to correct the biases African Americans perceived to be manifest in European and Euro-American biblical scholarship. This corrective, he says, quickly developed a life of its own, and Afrocentric biblical interpretation developed its own interpretive voice and style.Brown also examines Afrocentrism and the blackening of the Bible, offering a critique of the color politics of Afrocentric criticism. He examines the evolution of womanism as a method of biblical interpretation, and explores and criticizes the ways that ideological and postcolonial criticism has contributed to Afrocentric biblical criticism. Finally, he presents the challenges he thinks confront the practice of such criticism, and he advances a new paradigm for the project that will put it in conversation with a wider audience of biblical scholars, classicists, historians, and theologians.Michael Joseph Brown is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Candler School of theology, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of What They Don't Tell You: A Survivor's Guide to Academic Biblical Studies and The Lord's Prayer through North African Eyes: A Window into Early Christianity.

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ISBN:
9781563383632
Author:
Brown, Michael Joseph
Publisher:
T & T Clark International
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - General
Subject:
Religion - Theology - Biblical
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - General
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
African American Religious Thought and Life
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.52 x 5.76 x 0.59 in

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"Synopsis" by , Michael Brown offers an overview of the history of the development of African American and Afrocentric biblical interpretation. He then discusses how such scholarship began as an attempt to correct the biases African Americans perceived to be manifest in European and Euro-American biblical scholarship. This corrective, he says, quickly developed a life of its own, and Afrocentric biblical interpretation developed its own interpretive voice and style.Brown also examines Afrocentrism and the blackening of the Bible, offering a critique of the color politics of Afrocentric criticism. He examines the evolution of womanism as a method of biblical interpretation, and explores and criticizes the ways that ideological and postcolonial criticism has contributed to Afrocentric biblical criticism. Finally, he presents the challenges he thinks confront the practice of such criticism, and he advances a new paradigm for the project that will put it in conversation with a wider audience of biblical scholars, classicists, historians, and theologians.Michael Joseph Brown is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Candler School of theology, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of What They Don't Tell You: A Survivor's Guide to Academic Biblical Studies and The Lord's Prayer through North African Eyes: A Window into Early Christianity.
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