A collection of essays exemplifying new directions in biblical scholarship being taken by biblical scholars who use new literary, historical and sociological critical tools in exploring issues of concern to their communities, and pose a challenge to others in the discipline to broaden the canons of interpretation and sources. These essays, which are from the generation of scholars who follow the writers of the historic "Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation (Fortress, 1991), address issues of cultural criticism, utilization of Black religious sources such as the Negro spirituals and sermons, histories of struggles of Afro-diasporan peoples, and ideological criticism in interpreting the biblical text.
Series: SOCIETY OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE SEMEIA STUDIES
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 15th August 2002
Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.2 x 22.9
Weight (kg): 0.33