Faithful vision : treatments of the sacred, spiritual, and supernatural in twentieth-century African American fiction (eBook, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Faithful vision : treatments of the sacred, spiritual, and supernatural in twentieth-century African American fiction

Author: James W Coleman
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2006.
Series: Southern literary studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a marvelous and sustained discussion of 'faithful vision' and its significant influence on African American literature."--American LiteratureIn Faithful Vision, James W. Coleman places under his critical lens a wide array of African American novels written during the last half of the twentieth century. In doing so, he demonstrates that religious vision not only informs black literature but also serves as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Coleman, James W. (James Wilmouth), 1946-
Faithful vision.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005007354
(OCoLC)58789924
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James W Coleman
ISBN: 9780807136560 0807136565 9780807130919 0807130915 0807146196 9780807146194
OCLC Number: 562434088
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents: African American faithful belief : imposing social determinism, naturalism, and modernism --
The centrality of religious faith : communal acceptance, textual ambiguity, and paradox --
Critiquing Christian belief : the text as prophecy of different ways of seeing salvation --
Rejecting God and redefining faith : portrayals of Black women's spirituality --
Reshaping and radicalizing faith : the diasporic vision and practice of hoodoo --
Conclusion : fiction, life, and faithful vision : final thoughts on its overall portrayal and relevance.
Series Title: Southern literary studies.
Responsibility: James W. Coleman.
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"This is a marvelous and sustained discussion of 'faithful vision' and its significant influence on African American literature."--American LiteratureIn Faithful Vision, James W. Coleman places under his critical lens a wide array of African American novels written during the last half of the twentieth century. In doing so, he demonstrates that religious vision not only informs black literature but also serves as a foundation for black culture generally. The Judeo-Christian tradition, according to Coleman, is the primary component of the African American spiritual perspective, though its syncre.

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