Conjuring Culture Biblical Formations of Black America

ISBN-10: 0195102819
ISBN-13: 9780195102819
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Book details

List price: $67.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

In Conjuring culture, Theophus H. Smith attempts to construct a more adequate analysis of African-American culture by using concepts derived from that culture. He bases his critique on the central concept of "conjure", and contends that Biblically-based themes, stories, and especially typology have crucially formed African-American culture as they have been simultaneously reformed and deployed by African-Americans.

Introduction: Formulary
Ethnographic Perspectives
Genesis
Mimetics
Theopoetics
Mosaica
Pharmacosm
Exodus
God-conjuring
Ethnogenesis
Repertory
Americana
Law
Judges
Pharmakon
Pharmakoi
Wilderness
Theoretical Perspectives
Spirituals
Aesthetics
Ecstatics
Iconics
Wisdom
Conjunctions
Intentions
Significations
Prophecy
Shaman
Sojourner
Conjure-woman
Theological Perspectives
Gospel
Suffering Servants
Saviors
Praxis
Pharmakeus
Negations
Apocalypse
Nemesis
Providence
Conclusion: Diaspora
Selected Bibliography
Index

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