The Bible and African Americans: A Brief History

by Vincent L. Wimbush (Author)

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Publisher: Fortress Press
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780800635749
Height: 7
Width: 4.25
Item No: ED002414
Release Date: Thursday, January 2, 2003


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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 Vincent Wimbush here outlines the five phases of African American reading and shows how the Bible offered a language-world through which Africans Americans have negotiated the strange land into which they were thrust.