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- Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 32.95
Historically, religious scriptures are defined as holy texts that are considered to be beyond the abilities of the layperson to interpret. Their content is most frequently analyzed by clerics who do not question the underlying political or social implications of the text, but use the writing to convey messages to their congregations about how... more...
- Fortress Press 2003; US$ 9.99
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... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Scripturalizing the Human is a transdisciplinary collection of essays that reconceptualizes and models "scriptural studies" as a critical, comparative set of practices with broad ramifications for scholars of religion and biblical studies. This critical historical and ethnographic project is focused on scriptures/scripturalization/scripturalizing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Refractions of the Scriptural is a transdisciplinary collection of essays that seeks to construct a new field of scholarly inquiry with scriptures as a fraught category, analytical wedge, and site for excavation and problematization. The book focuses on the ways in which individual and social bodies manipulate?and are manipulated by? the politics... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 72.99
The only comprehensive reference work on asceticism with a multicultural, multireligious, and multidisciplinary perspective, Asceticism offers a sweeping view of an elusive and controversial aspect of religious life and culture. Providing a broad historical and comparative perspective, contributions by more than forty preeminent scholars in a wide... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 55.00
Following the author's fieldwork in black Baptist churches in Texas, he retraces the African origins of African-American forms of worship. His historical comparisons and linguistic analyses uncover striking parallels between "Afro-Baptist" services and religious rituals in West and Central Africa. more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 64.99
This book retraces the African origins of African-American forms of worship. During a five-year period in the field, Pitts played the piano at and recorded numerous worship services in black Baptist churches throughout rural Texas. His historical comparisons and linguistic analyses of this material uncover striking parallels between "Afro-Baptist"... more...