Insights from African American Interpretation (Reading the Bible in the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
Fortress Press, 9781506400174, 154pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2017
In this volume in the series Reading the Bible in the Twemty-First Century: Insights, Mitzi J. Smith describes the distinctive African American experience of Scripture, from slavery to Black Liberation and beyond, and the unique angles of perception that an intentional African American interpretation brings to the text today. Smith shows how questions of race, ethnicity, and the dynamics of "othering" have resulted in new reading of particular texts, and describes challenges that scholarship raises for the future of biblical interpretation.