Document Type

Article

Department

Religion

Publication Date

1995

Disciplines

African American Studies | Biblical Studies | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | History of Religions of Western Origin

Abstract

The history of the influence, uses, and functions of the Bible among African Americans is dramatic and complex, and reflects the different, sometimes conflicting, sociopolitical and religious self-understandings, orientations, and aspirations of a dominant segment, if not the great majority, of African Americans.

Comments

First published in The Encyclopedia of African American History and Culture (1995) by Macmillan.

Rights Information

©1995 Macmillan

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