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  • Theorizing Scripturesby Vincent Wimbush

    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...

  • Asceticismby Vincent L. Wimbush

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 64.99

    From meditation and fasting to celibacy and anchoritism, the ascetic impulse has been an enduring and complex phenomenon throughout history. Offering a sweeping view of this elusive and controversial aspect of religious life and culture, this book examines the ascetic impulse. more...

  • Bible and African Americansby Vincent L. Wimbush

    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...

  • Old Ship of Zionby Walter F. Pitts; Vincent L. Wimbush

    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...

  • Asceticism and the New Testamentby Leif E. Vaage; Vincent L. Wimbush

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

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