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Conjuring Culture: Biblical Formations of Black America (Theophus Smith) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 1995) 9780195102819
Conjuring Culture: Biblical Formations of Black America (Theophus Smith) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 1995) 9780195102819
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Title: Conjuring Culture: Biblical Formations of Black America

Author: Smith, Theophus

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1995

Paperback; ISBN: 9780195102819

Volumes: 304; Pages: 304

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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. The concept of conjure, he shows, is at the heart of an indigenous and still vital spirituality, with exciting implications for reformulating the next generation of black studies and black theology. Even more broadly, Smith proposes, "conjuring culture" can function as a new paradigm for understanding Western religious and cultural phenomena generally."A highly original and very creative text. ... Will represent a new kind of African-American religious scholarship."--Albert J. Raboteau, Princeton University"Promises not only to move African American religious studies to a new stage but also to provide a kind of 'healing book' of his own for a contemporary culture in which racial antagonism has again poisoned the body politic."--The Cresset
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