African American Studies | Biblical Studies | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Religion
Since every reading of important texts, especially mythic or religious texts, reflects a "reading" or assessment of one's world, and since the Bible has from the founding of the nation served as an icon, a history of African Americans' historical readings of the Bible is likely to reflect their historical self-understandings—as Africans in America.
© 1991 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Wimbush, Vincent L. "African Americans and the Bible: Outline of an Interpretive History." Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Hermeneutics, Ed. Cain Felder. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1991. 81-97.