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Conjuring Culture : Biblical Formations of Black America.

Author: Theophus H Smith
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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This book provides a sophisticated new interdisciplinary interpretation of the formulation and evolution of African American religion and culture. Theophus Smith argues for the central importance of "conjure"--A magical means of transforming reality--in black spirituality and culture. Smithshows that the Bible, the sacred text of Western civilization, has in fact functioned as a magical formulary for African  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theophus H Smith
ISBN: 9780198023197 0198023197 1280528621 9781280528620
OCLC Number: 476006684
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents: Contents; Introduction: Formulary; Part I: Ethnographic Perspectives; 1 Genesis; 2 Exodus; 3 Law; Part II: Theoretical Perspectives; 4 Spirituals; 5 Wisdom; 6 Prophecy; Part III: Theological Perspectives; 7 Gospel; 8 Praxis; 9 Apocalypse; Conclusion: Diaspora; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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This book provides a sophisticated new interdisciplinary interpretation of the formulation and evolution of African American religion and culture. Theophus Smith argues for the central importance of "conjure"--A magical means of transforming reality--in black spirituality and culture. Smithshows that the Bible, the sacred text of Western civilization, has in fact functioned as a magical formulary for African Americans. Going back to slave religion, and continuing in black folk practice and literature to the present day, the Bible has provided African Americans with ritualprescriptions for prop.

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