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True to Our Native Land

An African American New Testament Commentary

Brian K. Blount, Cain Hope Felder, Emerson B. Powery (Editor)


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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.

Fortress Press, 9780800634216, 592pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2007